Family members are mourning the death of a mother who was killed while she was walking in northwest Miami-Dade after she was struck by a stolen car that was fleeing police over the weekend.
The woman, identified by family members as 50-year-old Noelle Lazure, was walking in the area of Northwest 17th Avenue and 58th Street around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when she was struck by the car, Miami-Dade Police said.
Family described Lazure as a single mother and a beautiful person, and said they were devastated by the tragedy.
According to police, four suspects who were in the stolen car, including a man and three juveniles, were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for medical attention after the crash and are facing charges.
Police said the car, a red Hyundai Elantra, was stolen during a violent armed carjacking on Saturday. Around 2 p.m. Sunday, a car matching the description was used in an armed robbery in the area of Northwest 19th Avenue and 32nd Street, police said.
A couple hours later, officers spotted the car in the Liberty Square area and tried to stop it but the car fled. Officers pursued the car until it was struck by another vehicle, then it plowed into three other cars and a light pole before hitting the pedestrian, police said.
Lazure was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three police officers were treated for minor injuries at the scene. Several firearms and possibly stolen items were recovered from the stolen car, police said.
Police identified the adult suspect as 18-year-old Renard Bonham. The exact charges the four will face were unknown.