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For Immediate Release:
January 01, 2019

Media Contact:
Det. Lee Cowart
[email protected]

Topic: Traffic Fatality
Case #: PD190101000139
Date & Time of Occurrence: 01/01/2019 at approx. 1:30 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: 7218 Jacaranda Lane
  Miami Lakes, Florida
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Jonathan Perez, (W/M)
Victim's DOB: 05/10/2000
Victim #2:
Victim's Name: Exempt, (B/F)
Victim's Age: 15
Victim #3:
Victim's Name: Kevin Placeres, (W/M)
Victim's DOB: 09/29/2000
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Christopher Jamie, (W/M)
Deceased's DOB: 10/25/1999
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Dodge/Neon
Vehicle Color: Red
Vehicle Description: 4 door

Traffic Fatality

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating a traffic crash that left one passenger deceased and one critically injured.

According to investigators, the vehicle was traveling south on Jacaranda Lane when it drove into a lake.  The driver (Jonathan Perez) and passenger (Kevin Placeres) were able to exit the vehicle without injuries.  The remaining two passengers were extracted from the submerged vehicle by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and transported to Palmetto General Hospital.  Christopher Jamie was pronounced deceased by Palmetto General Hospital medical staff.  The 15-year-old female was subsequently transported to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

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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