Andrea Castillo, the daughter of newly-elected of the Miami-Dade School Board, was declared irreversibly brain dead late last week after she was injured in a car accident with an undercover Hialeah police officer.
Castillo and her boyfriend were driving in an SUV heading eastbound on East Ninth Court when they collided with the unmarked police vehicle. The force of the impact caused the SUV to flip while the unmarked car flew over a median.
Castillo, her boyfriend and the on-duty officer were all injured in the crash. The officer suffered a fractured leg and arm and sustained head injuries. He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, while the couple was taken to the same hospital by ambulance. It is unknown what injuries Castillo’s boyfriend, who was driving the SUV at the time of the crash, suffered. Castillo’s family is left to wonder why Castillo was not airlifted to the hospital along with the officer. An attorney for the family said the family is absolutely devastated. “They are in complete and utter disbelief, and they obviously have a tremendous void in their heart.”
Castillo was a student at Miami-Dade College and hoped to work education like her mother and grandmother. Her family is keeping her on life support so that her organs can be donated in the coming days.
Daughter of new School Board member dies after crash with Hialeah officer, www.miamiherald.com October 2, 2012.
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