Woman Injured in Accident With Hialeah Officer Declared Brain Dead: Family

The name of the officer involved in the crash was not released

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    The accident involved a Hialeah officer in an unmarked car

    A 21-year-old passenger injured in a car accident involving an undercover Hialeah officer was declared brain dead, her family told NBC 6 South Florida Sunday.

    Andrea Castillo, the daughter of Miami-Dade School Board member Susie Castillo, was transported to the hospital Friday night after the accident at East 9th Court and 49th Street. She turned 21 one day before the incident, according to the woman's family.

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    Carl Zogby of Hialeah Police said the two occupants of a black SUV were transported to the hospital after their collision with the unmarked police car. The driver of the SUV is Andrea Castillo's boyfriend, according to the family.

    “The most important thing we had to do when we arrived at this accident was get the three persons to the hospital as quickly as possible,” Zogby said.

    The officer, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to a hospital where he and the driver of the SUV remain.

    Stay with NBC 6 South Florida for updates.