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For Immediate Release:
October 06, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Marjorie Eloi
me@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

   
Topic: Traffic Crash
Case #: PD161006378496
Date & Time of Occurrence: 10/06/2016 at approx. 6:28 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: NW 57 Avenue & W Flagler Street
  Miami, Florida
   
Driver #1:
Driver's Name: Unavailable, (/)
Driver's Description: 23 year Veteran, Transported to Nearby Hospital, Stable Condition
Driver #2:
Driver's Name: Hector Meraz, (W/M)
Driver's Age: 42
Driver's Description: Transported to Ryder Trauma Center, Critical Condition
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: 2010 Dodge / Charger
Vehicle Color: Green and White
Vehicle Description: Marked Police Vehicle, Four Door
Vehicle #2:
Vehicle Make/Model: 2007 Audi / A4
Vehicle Color: Silver
Vehicle Description: Four Door


Traffic Crash


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Traffic Homicide Unit, is investigating a traffic crash that resulted in two civilians critically injured.  

Detectives say just before 6:30 p.m., a Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), K-9 officer  en route to a perimeter, traveled southbound on NW 57 Avenue in emergency mode in a marked police vehicle. A 2007 Audi A-4 traveling eastbound on West Flagler Street attempted to make a left turn on 57 Avenue, when it collided with the marked police vehicle. Investigators say the traffic control lights were out in all directions.

City of Miami Fire Rescue responded and transported the K-9 officer to a nearby hospital. The driver of the Audi  who was critically injured and four passengers were transported to Ryder Trauma Center. Three minors were transported  to Nicklaus Children Hospital; one minor was critically injured.

Detectives believe inclement weather may have been a contributing factor.

 

Passenger #1:  Fanny Gonzalez, W/F, 30's Y/O, Front passenger, Transported to Ryder TraumaCenter, Stable Condition

Passenger #2: Maria Elena Ortiz, W/F, 24 Y/O,Left rear passenger,  Stable Condition, Transported to Ryder Trauma Center

Passenger #3: Unknown, W/M, 2-3 Y/O, Rear Passenger, Critical Condition, Transported to Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Passenger #4: Unknown, W/M, Infant/ Unknown months old,Rear Passenger, Stable condition, Transported to Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Passenger #5: Unknown, W/M, 2Y/O, Rear Passenger, Stable Condition, Transported to Nicklaus Children's Hospital

 

Passenger #6: Unknown, W/F, 9 Y/O, Right Rear Passenger, Stable Condition, Transported to Ryder Trauma Center

Passenger #7: Unknown, W/F, 4 Y/O, Rear Passenger, Stable Condition, Transported to Ryder Trauma Center


 
   

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