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Young Woman Dead After SUV Pinned her Against Church Wall

woman+fatally+pinned+against+car.jpg A twenty-seven-year-old woman died after she was pinned against a wall outside of her church Tuesday afternoon. Catalina Gomez Pelaez arrived at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Southwest Miami-Dade around 4:30 p.m. to pick up a relative’s children. Nuris Better, seventy-three, was driving her SUV in front of the church school located at Southwest 112th Street and 139th Avenue when she lost control, said Miami-Dade police.

Better’s vehicle left the road and pinned Pelaez against a wall. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue had to cut down a palm tree to move the SUV and free Pelaez, but it was too late. Pelaez was pronounced dead at the scene. A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese, Mary Ross Agosta, issued a statement that the children were not in danger at any time when this accident occurred. The children were safe in a nearby building. Better has not been charged at this time and police are still unsure of how the accident occurred. Investigations continue at this time.

Woman killed when SUV strikes her outside Miami-Dade church, www.miamiherald.com April 24, 2013


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