Driver in fatal crash near Marlins Park identified

4 killed in crash, 1 injured

Published On: Jul 01 2012 04:44:55 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 02 2012 08:26:41 AM EDT
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MIAMI -

The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash that killed three pedestrians who were leaving Marlins Park Saturday night has been identified Raul Herberto Ortega Arias.

Arias also died in the crash.

Miami Fire Rescue said Arias' minivan struck four people as they were leaving the Marlins game.

The impact was so intense fire officials said the bodies of several family members were tossed into the air.

"He was pretty much just unconscious. I was trying to pull him out to commence CPR, and, upon touching him, he, I don't want to say come to life, but he started to move, so I thought he was OK," said Erik Otero, who witnessed the crash.

Three of the pedestrians -- a 14-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl, and a 50-year-old woman -- were killed.

A 10-year-old girl was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

"She was at least talking but in and out, very dazed," said Otero.

Otero said a man who was not hurt was running between his family members, crying and screaming.

The group of pedestrians, all related, was visiting from Lawrenceville, Georgia, and had just left the Marlins game.

Investigators believe Ortega Arias had a medical condition that may have led to the crash.