According to investigators, MDPD units were dispatched to a ShotSpotter call in the area of NW 22 Avenue and 62 Street. As officers arrived, they observed a white Dodge Charger fleeing the area at a high rate of speed and provided the vehicle’s description over the police radio. The MDPD Aviation Unit located the vehicle and monitored its direction of travel. A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) trooper, who was stopped at the intersection of NW 19 Avenue and 135 Street, observed the Dodge Charger drive through a red light and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The Dodge Charger crashed into a Ford Mustang three blocks later, at NW 22 Avenue and 135 Street.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) responded to the scene and transported both occupants of the Ford Mustang, and the driver of the Dodge Charger to JMH Ryder Trauma Center. The occupants of the Ford Mustang succumbed to their injuries. The driver of the Dodge Charger is in critical condition and charges are pending.
The investigation continues.