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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL – On Monday, April 19, 2020, at approximately 12:35 a.m., a Toyota Sienna, occupied with seven people, was traveling eastbound on NW 119 Street. As the vehicle crossed the intersection of NW 22 Avenue, a Dodge Charger Hellcat rear-ended the Toyota Sienna at a high rate of speed, claiming the life of 23 year-old Christian Lopez and injuring six others.
The driver of the Dodge did not render aid, and fled on foot. All seven occupants were transported to a local hospital, where Mr. Lopez succumbed to his injuries. Mr. Lopez’ family, alongside Miami-Dade Police Department Traffic Homicide detectives, is pleading for the assistance of the community to aid with this investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477 or visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select Give a Tip.