MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Dramatic surveillance video captures a fiery crash that turned deadly over the weekend in Miami-Dade County.
Through the tears and pain, the family of Theresa Gutierrez is now planning a funeral for the youngest daughter of five.
The 28-year-old was killed Friday night when the car in which she was traveling was slammed into by a stolen car at the intersection of Northwest 135th Street and Northwest Seventh Avenue.
Her fiancé, Luis Tirado, is on life support.
“He’s in critical condition, in the ICU,” Robert San Martin, Gutierrez’s bother-in-law, said. “We don’t know if he’s going to make it.”
According to family members and a police source, there was a pursuit, but Miami-Dade police officers say they were not chasing the stolen Mercedes-Benz that ultimately blew through the red light at Northwest Seventh Avenue.
One of the suspects could be seen on the surveillance video being pulled from the vehicle by a bystander.
“After hearing that it was a police chase, we were a little more upset about that because police should not be chasing stolen cars,” San Martin said.
Gutierrez’s family has been inconsolable while dealing with the sudden, unthinkable tragedy.
“We want justice done for our sister and her boyfriend, because she will not be back,” Yasmin San Martin, Gutierrez’s sister, said. “This is so hard for us.”
A viewing will be held for Gutierrez on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Hialeah. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.