Police: Driver who struck and killed 3 in Southwest Miami-Dade was drunk

04/25/2014 6:49 PM

04/25/2014 6:49 PM

Christopher Masferrer, who police say was drunk and speeding when he hit and killed three people in Southwest Miami-Dade two weeks ago, was charged Friday with vehicular and DUI manslaughter.

Masferrer, 30, was arrested by Miami-Dade police. His bond is set at $28,500.

According to police reports, Masferrer was traveling more than 70 miles per hour in the early morning hours of April 13 when he slammed into two Sunset High School students and a man who had pulled over to help them at the intersection of Southwest 157th Avenue and Miller Drive.

Anapuala Saladana, 17, Caroline Agreda, 17, and Eduardo “Eddy” Hernandez, 45, all hit by Masferrer’s red, 2010 Kia Forte, were killed. Hernandez was helping the girls after they had gotten into a fender bender with another man.

The police incident report said officers on the scene found several open beer cans in Masferrer’s car, and that there was a strong odor of alcohol inside the vehicle. Toxicology tests showed Masferrer’s blood alcohol level at more than twice the legal limit, the incident report said.

Masferrer was also charged with causing serious bodily injury and causing property damage.

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