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Oscar-Roberto-Acevedo--300x169Oscar Roberto Acevedo of Miami-Dade, Florida was arrested on February 15 for allegedly causing a DUI crash that led to the death of Samuel Anthony Ruiz Jr. of Coral Springs and injured four of his friends.

Acevedo, 29, faces several charges including DUI causing death, DUI causing serious bodily injury, and reckless driving. He is being held in lieu of a $99,000 bond. If released, a judge has ordered him not to drive or consume alcohol or other controlled substances.

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Leonardo-Morciego-225x300Leonardo Morciego of Miami, Florida was arrested on February 14 on DUI charges for a fatal car crash that severely injured Yovhanis Roque and killed Rachel Foster in June 2016. Morciego, 56, faces charges for vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, DUI causing serious bodily harm, DUI causing property damage, and reckless driving causing serious bodily injury. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

According to the arrest report, the alleged car crash took place on June 19, 2016. Morciego was driving a BMW 328i on the westbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway near NW 57th Avenue when he reportedly hit two cars on the inside shoulder of the expressway.

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Miracle-Griffin-271x300Miracle Griffin of Pompano Beach, Florida was killed in an accident last Sunday while riding on the back of an ATV driven by Chauncey Edwards in Pompano Beach. According to Broward Sheriff’s Office, Edwards, 19, was illegally driving the ATV west at the intersection of NE 17th Court and NE Second Terrace.

Edwards reportedly reached the intersection at the same time as a Mercury Sable that was coming from the north. The driver of the vehicle didn’t see the ATV and continued driving. Edwards swerved left to avoid crashing into a vehicle, but the abrupt change of direction threw him and Griffin, 19, off the ATV.

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Jose-Fernandez-300x169The families of Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias of Miami-Dade County, Florida, who died in a boat crash with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, have filed negligence and personal injury lawsuits against the athlete’s estate. The families are seeking $2 million each.

The accident occurred on the morning of September 25 last year on the north jetty of Government Cut off the coast of Miami Beach. Fernandez, 24, was the owner of the boat. He met Rivero, 25, and Macias, 27, through his girlfriend. Macias worked at Wells Fargo and Rivero did sales at Carnival Cruise Lines.

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11-11-16 CampbellEdwin Santana of Miramar and his four passengers, Maria Rosario Cedeno of Miami; Gloria Santana and Sonia Elena Melendez of Pembroke Pines; and Olga Melania Nunez of Miramar, where killed in a three-car accident in Bunnell, Flagler County.

According to news sources, the crash occurred off U.S. 1 near the city of Bunnell on the morning of February 5. Santana, 58, was driving a Mazda Tribute with four passengers on board and as he was making a left turn from Old Dixie Highway, he drove into the path of a Ford pickup truck that struck his vehicle on the driver’s side.

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