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For Immediate Release:
January 28, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Dan Ferrin
df@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

   
Topic: Traffic Fatality Involving a Stolen Marked Police Vehicle
Case #: PD170128037915
Date & Time of Occurrence: 01/28/2017 at approx. 1:45 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: SW 99 Avenue & 24 Street
  Miami, Florida
   
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Not Available at This Time, (W/M)
Victim's Age: 62
Victim #2:
Victim's Name: Not Available at This Time, (W/M)
Victim's Age: 31
Victim #3:
Victim's Name: Not Available at This Time, (W/F)
Victim's Age: 29
Victim #4:
Victim's Name: Not Available at This Time, (W/M)
Victim's Age: 8
Victim #5:
Victim's Name: Not Available at This Time, (W/M)
Victim's Age: 2
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Not Available at This Time, (W/M)
Deceased's Age: Adult
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: 2008 Ford/Crown Victoria
Vehicle Color: Marked Police Vehicle
Vehicle Description: Driver was the subject deceased person on scene.
Vehicle #2:
Vehicle Make/Model: 2012 Honda/Civic
Vehicle Color: Maroone
Vehicle #3:
Vehicle Make/Model: 2016 Chevy/Suburban
Vehicle Color: Black


Traffic Fatality Involving a Stolen Marked Police Vehicle


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), Traffic Homicide Unit continues to investigate a traffic crash involving a marked police vehicle.

Investigators say that a MDPD officer was dispatched to the area of SW 16 Street and 107 Avenue, regarding a suspicious incident. Once arrival, the officer was conducting her investigation, when she observed her vehicle drive away. The officer began making notifications that her vehicle was stolen, when a call was dispatched over police frequency, of a marked police vehicle involved in a traffic accident, at SW 99 Avenue and 24 Street. Officers arriving on the scene were able to determine that the police vehicle was the same car taken minutes earlier.

According to detectives, the subject was driving the stolen marked police vehicle eastbound on SW 24 Street, when he lost control of the vehicle and went onto the westbound lanes, sideswiping a Honda Civic and was then T-boned by a Chevy Suburban, also driving westbound.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and extinguished a fire from the police vehicle and pronounced the subject driving the police vehicle deceased on scene. The drivers of the Honda Civic and Chevy Suburban were treated and released on scene. The passengers of the Chevy Suburban, a mother, was transported to Kendall Regional Trauma Center and her two children were transported to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. All three victims were in serious but stable condition. 

The investigation continues…


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
   

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MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT
9105 Northwest 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172-1500
(305)471-1780