Miami-Dade police announced the arrest of Dymariz Picon, a 28-year-old woman who they said was driving a pickup truck involved in a deadly crash involving multiple vehicles Friday morning.
Dymariz Picon, who lives in west Miami-Dade’s Tamiami area, ran away from the crash scene and left her passenger’s lifeless body behind at Southwest 92nd Avenue and 21st Terrace at around 8:30 a.m., police said.
Authorities identified the deceased passenger Saturday as 34-year-old Daniel Garcia.
The crash happened around 8 a.m. at the intersection of Southwest 21st Terrace and 92nd Avenue in Westchester on Friday morning.
Video from a nearby house showed a silver pickup truck and a white work van colliding at the intersection.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said two people in the van were taken to a local hospital as trauma alerts and were in critical condition.
Garcia was riding in the silver Nissan and did not survive the crash.
“The wreckage of this traffic accident is pretty horrific so there is a good chance that the two individuals who fled may be injured but there’s really no way to tell until we locate those two people,” Miami-Dade Police Dte. Andre Martin said.
According to police, the incident began with a theft at a convenience store. A Miami-Dade Schools Police officer who was looking for the suspected thieves came across the crash scene.
It’s unknown if the people in the truck may have been connected to the theft.
Sebastian Lopez, who lives on the corner, said he woke up to the sound of the impact.
“It sounded like a bullet,” Lopez said. “It was crazy.”
No other information was immediately known.