Driver in Custody in Connection with Deadly Bus Stop Crash: Miami Gardens Police

Mark Derefaka faces vehicular homicide in a reckless manner and other charges

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    Miami-Dade Corrections
    Mark Derefaka, 29

    Miami Gardens Police said Tuesday that they took into custody a driver in connection with last week’s deadly bus stop crash.

    Mark Derefaka was arrested Tuesday afternoon, police said.

    He faces one count of vehicular homicide in a reckless manner, four counts of reckless driving causing serious bodily injury and five counts of driving without a license or with a suspended license causing death or bodily injury, according to online Miami-Dade Corrections records.

    Derefaka, 29, was being held on $75,000 bond Tuesday night, the records said.

    Derefaka’s car was traveling at a high speed when it slammed into another vehicle before careening into the bus stop at Northwest 199th Street and Northwest 2nd Avenue last Tuesday, according to investigators.

    Mary Smith, 83, died from her injuries in the crash, and five other people were injured, according to authorities.

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