Third Victim Dies After Miami International Airport Bus Crash: Officials

Gliceria Emerida Garcia, 75, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital, police said

Monday, Dec 10, 2012  |  Updated 10:54 PM EDT
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Jackson Memorial Hospital Doctor Discusses Special Procedures for Religious Group Patients

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Law enforcement officers watch as a bus which hit a concrete overpass at Miami International Airport is hauled away, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Miami. The vehicle was too tall for the 8-foot-6-inch entrance to the arrivals area, and buses are supposed to go through the departures area which has a higher ceiling, according to an airport spokesperson.

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Jackson Memorial Hospital Doctor Discusses Special Procedures for Religious Group Patients

Dr. Nicholas Namias, medical director of Ryder Trauma Center, spoke about special procedures Jackson Memorial Hospital has in place to deal with patients from religious groups. The hospital treated about a dozen patients after a bus carrying a Jehovah's Witness congregation slammed into an overpass at Miami International Airport.
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Police on Monday released the name of the third victim who has died following the Dec. 1 bus crash at Miami International Airport.

Passenger Gliceria Emerida Garcia, 75, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami-Dade Police said in a statement.

She is the second patient to die at the hospital from injuries received in the crash, according to Jackson Health System spokeswoman Lidia Amoretti.

A chartered bus carrying 32 members of a Jehovah's Witness congregation slammed into an overpass at the airport on the day of the accident. Driver Ramon Ferriero was scheduled to take the group to a Jehovah’s Witnesses gathering in West Palm Beach but apparently got confused and drove to the airport before the 12-foot-high bus struck the 8-foot-6-inch concrete overpass entrance, police said.

Serafin Castillo, 86, was killed on impact, while Francisco Urana, 56, died after being taken to the hospital.

Two remain hospitalized at Jackson in good condition, Amoretti said.

No charges have been filed during the pending investigation, according to police.

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