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Miami Beach Civilian Ivonne Reyes Killed After Police Car Chasing Stolen BMW Causes Car Crash

On Monday evening, March 25, a Miami Beach police chase ended with a woman dead and a police officer injured.

Miami Beach spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez says the Miami Beach police officer was chasing a stolen BMW late Monday evening. The patrol vehicle crashed into a Honda that was not involved in the chase, shearing off its hood. The crash left the officer with a serious head injury. The other driver, 68-year-old Ivonne Reyes of Miami Beach, was taken to a local hospital, where she later died.

Other officers followed the BMW, which later crashed into two patrol cars. The driver fled on foot, and another police officer was taken to the hospital, treated, and released.  The following day, 35-year-old Timothy Bowers was arrested for the BMW theft, and several additional charges, including murder, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

If there was negligence on the part of the police department or the auto manufacturer, Reyes’ family may have grounds to move forward with a civil Wrongful Death case.

The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others. Our attorneys have more than 170 years of combined experience investigating and representing those who have suffered tragic loss or severe injuries.

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was killed in an auto crash, please encourage them to give our firm a call immediately. The consultation is completely free, and there is no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

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