Police Identify Family Struck in Fatal Crash

Young boy killed, mother and brother injured crossing Miami-Dade street

Police have identified the mother and her two sons who were struck by a car in a fatal accident in Southwest Miami-Dade Tuesday night.

Donelle Griffin, 42, and sons Jaheim Haddo, 8, and Ameer Blair, 7, were crossing the street in the 13500 block of Southwest 268th Street around 6:40 p.m. when they were struck by a green Ford Crown Victoria, Miami-Dade Police said.

The three had just left a nearby grocery store when they were hit by the car.

Blair was killed shortly after the impact, police said. Griffin and Haddo were rushed to nearby hospitals where they're both in stable condition.

The driver, 25-year-old Dagoberto Trevino, stayed at the scene and has not been charged with a crime, police said.

"I give my condolences to that family for their loss, and I want to attend the funeral, pay my respects. I am not a bad guy. I just want you to know that. I want you to forgive me. I am not that kind of dude. I am a good guy," Trevino said.

Trevino said he wondered why the mother and children didn't cross the street using the crosswalk instead of jaywalking.

"They let me go because it is was freak accident, and they said it was not my fault," Trevino said.

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