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Woman killed by driver fleeing police

September 17, 2013
Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida woman was killed when authorities say a suspect fleeing police crashed into a car she was riding in.

Miami-Dade police say 55-year-old Monica Patterson died Monday afternoon. The Miami Herald ( ) reports that the 51-year-old woman driving the car Patterson was riding in was taken to a local trauma center in critical condition.

Police say robbery intervention detail detectives were patrolling a southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood when they spotted a suspicious SUV. As detectives approached the vehicle, the driver reportedly sped off, out of the detectives' view. The detectives reported hearing a loud crash several moments later.

Witness said the suspect ran a stop sign before the crash. Police are still searching for the suspect, who ran away.

Officials say detectives were not chasing the suspect when the crash occurred.


Information from: The Miami Herald,



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