A man accused of stealing a car involved in a Miami Beach police chase that left a women dead, has been arrested.
Timothy Bowers is charged with grand theft, resisting an officer without violence and cocaine possession. The 35-year-old was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center this morning.
"He stole a blue BMW just after 11 p.m. on Monday near 74th Street and Collins Avenue while the owner was inside a store," said Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department.
Rodriguez said an officer was pursuing the stolen car when his SUV collided with a car driven by Ivonne Reyes. The 68-year-old victim was killed in the crash and the officer was seriously injured.
The stolen vehicle was later spotted driving into Surfside, where the BMW rammed into two police cruisers and took off.
According to the incident report, a witness identified Bowers as the man who was seen driving the stolen BMW. Police said the owner of the car left his keys in the ignition.