Miami-Dade Police Arrest Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run
A 28-year-old woman was taken into custody by Miami-Dade police on Friday morning after they said she was operating a pickup truck in a fatal collision with several other cars.
Around 8:30 a.m., Dymariz Picon, a resident of the Tamiami neighborhood of west Miami-Dade, fled the site of the crash and left her passenger’s lifeless body behind at Southwest 92nd Avenue and 21st Terrace, according to the police.
Daniel Garcia,34, was the passenger who died on Saturday, according to the authorities.
Miami-Dade police have arrested a “habitual traffic offender” who they say ran away from a crash that killed her passenger and hurt two men in a work van Friday:
THIS JUST IN: Miami-Dade police have arrested a “habitual traffic offender” who they say ran away from a crash that killed her passenger and hurt two men in a work van Friday.
Authorities had been looking for her vehicle in connection with a beer theft. https://t.co/e9N5mbrPcu
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According to police, Picon struck multiple parked cars as well as two men inside a work van, identified as Jose G. Perez Estevez, 26, and Alexis Gonzalez Martinez, 30, severely injuring them.
The Nissan Titan pickup truck was sought after by the authorities in relation to a beer theft that occurred at the On the Run convenience store located at the intersection of Southwest 87th Avenue and Coral Way.
Police reported that a Miami-Dade Schools police officer attempted to stop the truck but had lost sight of it before to the collision.
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According to the police, the pickup had a third, unnamed passenger at the time. The gas station theft had been alleged to have been committed by two males.
According to her arrest report, Picon was driving without a license at the time of the collision and was considered a “habitual traffic offender.”
The report says that Picon was taken into custody on Friday night following her admission of guilt, but it doesn’t say how the authorities found her.
Her accusations were vehicular homicide, running and evading, leaving the site of a crash involving death, and two counts of leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury. She was transferred to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on these allegations.
According to jail records, Picon had a $33,000 bond.