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For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Dan Ferrin

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Police-Involved Traffic Crash
Case #: PD170528201224
Date & Time of Occurrence: 05/28/2017 at 4:45 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: 164 Street S.W. 157 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Driver #1:
Driver's Name: Jovary Hill, (B/M)
Driver's DOB: 05/11/1987
Driver's Age: 30
Driver's Address: 16420 S.W. 145 Court
  Miami, Florida
Officer #1:
Officer's Name: Carlos Babich (Driver), (W/M)
Officer's Age: 33
Officer #2:
Officer's Name: Michael Moreira (Passenger), (W/M)
Officer's Age: 31
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Crown / Victoria
Vehicle Color: Green / White
Vehicle Description: Marked police vehicle
Vehicle #2:
Vehicle Make/Model: Volkswagen / Jetta
Vehicle Color: Gray

Traffic Crash

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

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

According to investigators, vehicle #1, occupied by two MDPD officers was traveling southbound on S.W. 157 Avenue. Vehicle #2, driven by Jovary Hill, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of S.W. 157 Avenue, when both vehicles collided head on. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and airlifted the driver of vehicle #1 to Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma Center. The passenger of vehicle #1 and driver of vehicle #2 were transported to Jackson South Community Hospital. All parties involved are listed in stable condition.

Both officers have approximately one year tenure with MDPD.

Investigators suspect alcohol and/or drugs may have played a role in the crash.

The investigation continues.

Update #1: The officers involved in the traffic accident have been identified above. Officer Moreira has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home. Officer Babich remains at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition.

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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