University Of Miami Coach's Son Killed In Jeep Crash

A 16-year-old boy was killed and his girlfriend was injured in a weekend crash where his Jeep Wrangler slammed into a power pole in southwest Miami-Dade County.

Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol said Ari Arteaga was traveling south on Southwest 87th Avenue just before 10 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle. 

The Jeep then hopped the curb and struck a concrete utility pole, FHP said.

Arteaga is the son of University of Miami pitching coach J.D. Arteaga. 

J.D. Arteaga was a star player for the Miami Hurricanes baseball team from 1994 to 1997 and is a member of the UM Sports Hall of Fame.

Ari Arteaga was a talented baseball and football player at Christopher Columbus High School.

Paramedics pronounced Ari Arteaga dead at the scene. 

Arteaga's passenger, Indira Rambarran, 16, was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where she is listed in serious but stable condition. Rambarran, Ari Arteaga's girlfriend, suffered a cut to her head and doesn't remember the crash.

Rambarran was wearing a seat belt, but it appears Ari Arteaga was not, troopers said. 

Troopers said drugs and alcohol are not suspected at this time. Ari Arteaga had just received his driver's license in June.

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