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Van kills Lawrenceville woman, son in Miami

6:41 PM, Jul 2, 2012   |    comments
  • Esther V. Terrero De Diaz, Franklin Abraham Diaz and Adriana Maria Diaz were killed in the crash. Magdeline Esther Diaz remains hospitalized. (Courtesy Miami Police Department)
  • A Dodge Caravan mowed down a group of pedestrians on their way to their car after a Miami Marlins baseball game Sunday evening (NBC)
    
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MIAMI -- Poilce in Miami have identified the Lawrenceville woman and two children who were mowed down while leaving Sunday's Marlins baseball game. A third child was left in critical condition.

"Well, I'm still in shock," said Katherine Del Rosario, grandaughter and sister of those killed in the accident.

"Grandma and the aunt died instantly and my brother had a few vitals," she said. "They rushed him to the trauma unit but he didn't make it."

Police said 67-year-old Raul Herberto Ortega Arias, of Miami, lost control of his Dodge Caravan and ran down the four pedestrians as they walked back to their car. Arias died in the crash. Authorities have not said what caused him to lose control of the minivan.

Three of the pedestrians, Esther V. Terrero De Diaz, 53, and Franklin Abraham Diaz, 14, both from Lawrenceville, and Adriana Maria Diaz, 13, from the Dominican Republic, were all killed.

Ten-year-old Magdeline Esther Diaz, also from Lawrenceville, was listed in critical condition at a Miami hospital Monday afternoon.

Del Rosario had just given birth over the weekend just after learning of the tragic losses of her loved ones.

"I gained a new member of the family and then lost another," said Del Rosario.
 

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