Miami Police: Drag Racer Strikes SUV, 3 Killed

By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami police say three people were killed when a car that was drag racing struck a sport utility vehicle.

The Miami Herald ( ) reports that the collision early Saturday killed two of the SUV's occupants, 43-year-old Jose Serrano and his 15-year son German. Serrano's wife, Carmen Orta, and another child, 12-year-old Gabriel, were fighting for their lives at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

Serrano was described as a handyman with Cuban roots whose family was everything to him, while his wife was a devoted housewife.

Police said a Toyota Scion was racing with two others cars at about 2 a.m. Saturday when it collided head-on with the Serranos' vehicle. The Toyota driver, 19-year-old Alejandro Hernandez of Miami, was thrown from the car and was in critical condition Saturday. His passenger, 20-year-old Ivan Rodriguez, Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  • by David Location: Charlotte on Oct 22, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    Theres a scumbag that lives near my house that does the same thing. But the only diff is that the cars that he has are made for the drag strip, they have blowers coming out of the hoods and open headers. When he first moved into the naborhood he would race these cars up and down in front of my house. I called the cops but they wont do anything because hes friends with Eaton County cops so now he takes them down the road and does it someday hes going to kill someone and as for Eaton County DO YOUR JOB FOR ONCE. or is that to hard to ask ?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 21, 2012 at 07:46 AM
    Well when found he needs to serve three consecutive life sentences for killing three people because of there drag racing. This is what they have drag strips for do it there or don't do it at all. Some people are so stupid. Maybe this will send a message to these stupid people.
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