Police: Fleeing mail theft suspects flip car over SW Miami-Dade train tracks, land in driveway

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A group of mail theft suspects fleeing from police flipped their car over a set of railroad tracks near the Miami Executive Airport on Wednesday morning, according to police.

Detective Argemis Colome, a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said preliminary information shows the suspects were reportedly stealing mail from a neighborhood and police began following them, but they sped off before crashing on Southwest 137th Avenue near 143rd Street in the Country Walk area.

Video from Sky 10 shows the overturned car in a neighborhood driveway, having crashed into a wall, and officers investigating debris on the tracks.

“I heard like a loud bomb,” Barbara Diaz, who called 911, said. “One foot more and they would be in my house, because they stopped right there where my car was.”

The speeding Dodge Challenger hit another driver at an intersection before the crash.

“The guy flew by, about 100 mph,” witness Israel Hernandez said.

Hernandez was working nearby and saw the Dodge hit a white car before crashing into the wall.

“He just walked out of the car, stumbling and everything, and then the cops were right away on top of them,” he said.

A neighbor’s surveillance camera shows two young women running from the crash scene, right to a front porch, seemingly bloodied and barefoot.

Colome initially said three suspects were detained while police were searching for a fourth.

Police later confirmed all suspects had been taken into custody.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, medics took two traumatically-injured patients to Jackson South Medical Center.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is investigating the case jointly with Miami-Dade police.

According to police, no one has been charged as of Thursday afternoon.

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