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For Immediate Release:
March 21, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Jennifer Capote

Topic: Police Involved Crash
Case #: PD170321107583
Date & Time of Occurrence: 03/21/2017 at approx. 10:22a.m.
Address of Occurrence: 18 Avenue NW 87 Street
Driver #1:
Driver's Name: Norbel Vargas, (W/M)
Driver's DOB: 08/25/1986
Driver #2:
Officer #1:
Officer's Name: Unavailable at this time , (/M)
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Chevy Malibu
Vehicle #2:
Vehicle Make/Model: Ford Crown Victoria
Vehicle Color: Green and White

Police Involved Crash

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

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

According to investigators, shortly after 10:20 a.m., witnesses observed a marked police vehicle that had crashed. The witnesses immediately assisted in removing the injured officer out of the vehicle.  Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported the officer to Ryder Trauma Center.  The officer sustained multiple injuries and his condition is unknown at this time.  Further investigation revealed that there was an additional vehicle involved in the crash and the driver of the vehicle was also transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.  Investigators are gathering all of the details in order to determine the cause of the accident and the direction of travel of all vehicles involved.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit 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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