Driver Charged In Accident That Killed THree

Christopher Masferrer Faces Multiple Charges

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    Miami-Dade Police

    The driver of an SUV that struck and killed two teens and a good Samaritan who was trying to help them was arrested Friday and faces numerous charges.

    Christopher Masferrer, 30, was behind the wheel of the SUV that hit and killed 17-year-olds Carolina Agreda and Anapula Saldana along with 45-year-old Eduardo Hernandez.

    Masferrer now faces three charges each of reckless vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter with failure to render aid. Two other charges were also filed against Masferrer, DUI with serious bodily injury and DUI damage to property or person.

    Hernandez had just stepped out of his car when all three were hit. All three died at the scene of the crash. Hernandez’s father was in the car with him and witnessed the crash.

    According to the police report, witnesses said Masferrer got out of his KIa, laid on the ground, and yelled, "What have I done?"

    Officers who responded to the scene said several open and closed beer cans were visible in the front seat of Masferrer's Kia. According to the police report, a witness said Masferrer drank approximately 8 beers and one shot of an unkonwn liquor on the Saturday afternoon before the crash.

    A toxicology report found Masferrer's blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.193 and 0.167, more than twice the legal limit.

    The police report also stated that based on the car's black box, or airbag control unit, the Kia Masferrer was driving was going 71 MPH in a 40 MPH zone and hit the three people who died while driving 67 miles per hour.

    The accident happened near the intersection of SW 56th Street and SW 157th Avenue.

    Family members said the loss was life-changing.

    "It destroyed a whole life," Saldana's aunt Gisela Leysner said. "Not only this family's, but another girl's family and the good Samaritan that got out to help. Come on. Three families are affected in this situation, changing all our lives."