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Family Wants Justice in Deadly Miami Beach Pursuit Crash

The family of a woman who was killed after a Miami Beach police officer crashed into her while pursuing a stolen car suspect is speaking out days after the tragedy, saying all they want is justice.

"To think that Sunday would be the last time we saw her and Monday the last time we speak with her is so, so heartbreaking for us," said Ivonne Reyes' daughter-in-law, who did not want to show her face on camera.

Reyes, 68, was behind the wheel of her 2007 Honda Accord Monday night near 76th Street and Byron Avenue when a Miami Beach police officer hit her vehicle. She was rushed to the hospital, where she later died.

Police were trying to track down 35-year-old Timothy Bowers, who was behind the wheel of a stolen BMW before the crash. He was charged Wednesday with grand theft auto conspiracy, resisting an officer without violence, and cocaine possession.

Police haven't said if the officer was in full pursuit, or had his lights and sirens on at the time.

"All we want is justice for our loved ones," said Reyes' daughter-in-law. "And that everyone plays their role correctly and gathers as many details of the truth, and that the people responsible for this are held accountable for their actions.

The Miami Beach Police Department said they are still investigating the crash.

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