Off-duty Miami police officer dies after crashing into home

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/kendall/article117413558.html

 

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/11/27/car-crashes-into-home-off-duty-cop-killed/

 

BY JOEY FLECHAS

 

An off-duty Miami police officer died Sunday when he lost control of his car and crashed into a home in Kendall.

Miami-Dade Police say Officer Rene Banegas, 27, was speeding south on Southwest 87th Avenue around 2:15 a.m. when he lost control of his 2001 Volkswagen Jetta in the 3400 block, hit a tree and crashed into a residence.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pronounced Banegas dead when they arrived. No one inside the home was injured.

He was off-duty at the time of the accident.

Miami-Dade’s Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating.

 

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