1 Killed, 2 Injured in Crash in Miami

Passenger killed, driver and another hospitalized in crash in downtown Miami

By Julia Bagg and Hank Tester
|  Thursday, Aug 15, 2013  |  Updated 12:58 PM EDT
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Alcohol May Be Factor in Fatal Miami Crash: Police

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Police at the scene of a fatal crash on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.

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One person was killed and two others were hospitalized following a crash in downtown Miami Wednesday morning, police said.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. Wednesday on Biscayne Boulevard at Northeast 15th Street and closed traffic between Northeast 14th and Northeast 16th Streets throughout the morning.

Miami Police said the Smart Car passenger, identified as Irina Reinoso, 22, was killed at the scene. The driver, Mila Anjelika Dago, 22, was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

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A witness said the car, part of the Car2Go car rental program, ran a red light and collided with a pickup truck. Police said it was a Chevy Silverado.

"The little car here just had a red light on Biscayne Boulevard, ran the red light and T-boned the truck," witness Daniel Tyree said.

The truck driver, Benjamin Cohoon Byrum, 49, was also injured and taken to the hospital in critical condition, but he was treated and later released, police said.

Detectives believe the woman behind the wheel may have been impaired at the time of the crash.

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"We believe that this may be alcohol-related," Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.

Toxicology tests are being performed and detectives are still investigating the crash, Reyes said.

Car2Go released a statement regarding the crash Wednesday afternoon.

"Obviously we are deeply saddened upon hearing of this tragedy. Our main concern is always with our members' safety. We will assist the local authorities in the investigation," said J. Paul Delong, Car2Go's director of North American marketing and sales.

Check back with NBC 6 South Florida and NBC6.com for updates.

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