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Beloved teacher killed in crash in SW Miami-Dade



A teacher working for nine years at The Creative Learning Center in Miami, her husband, and her mother were killed in a crash Tuesday morning in southwest Miami-Dade.

Karina Diaz taught toddlers, the school confirmed.

“Ms. Karina was a passionate toddler teacher. Not many can handle working with 2-year-olds,” said program director Emilu Alvarez. “She gave the children the foundation of what they needed to continue to their next developmental level. She did this with love and respect to each child’s needs and individuality. Our school is in mourning.”

According to police, the incident happened near the intersection of Sunset Drive and Southwest 92nd Avenue, where one car involved crashed into a pole.

A white Range Rover involved was found west of the scene.

According to police, an officer attempted to pull over the Range Rover for speeding on the Palmetto Expressway when it pulled off onto Sunset Drive at a high rate of speed.

It struck a grey Kia, which collided with the pole. The driver was ejected and died at the scene. Two passengers in the car also died at the scene.

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