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Girl killed, 7 injured in car crash in northwest Miami-Dade

Crash reported at intersection of 2-way stop

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 12-year-old girl was killed and seven others were injured Tuesday morning in a car crash in northwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.

According to police, a Nissan Maxima was heading south on Northwest 163rd Street near North Miami Avenue  just before 8:30 a.m. when it collided at the two-way stop with a Honda CR-V that was heading west and a Nissan Altima that was going east.

Police identified the people hurt as Durocher Querette, 72, Solange Querette, 63, Milton Vassell Jr., 26, Martin Aristide, 23, Ricardy Thimothee, 25, and Wendy Duperat, 36. A 7-year-old boy and the girl who was killed were not named by police.

Police said the 12-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

"She was inside of the blue Honda CR-V with the two adults," Detective Chris Thomas said. 

Paramedics transported Durocher Querette and Solange Querette to Aventura Hospital, where they were listed in critical condition. 

Duperat, the driver of the Nissan Altima, and the boy were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital North, where they were listed in stable condition.

Vassell, Aristide and Thimothee -- who were traveling in the Nissan Maxima -- suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

"At this time, the traffic homicide unit is on scene trying to piece together all the information and trying to gather as much as they can to figure out exactly how this traffic crash occurred," Thomas said.

Authorities said it appears that one of the vehicles ran a stop sign. 

Thomas asked that anyone who might have witnessed the crash or has further information call police.


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Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.