According to Bradenton.com, Police said Mario Careaga of Fort Lauderdale had been driving his 2009 Mercedes-Benz behind Lopez-Ruiz on the boulevard. At some point, the Mercedes struck the median at the lane split and curve of North Federal Highway, then struck the motorcycle, knocking the dancer off her bike.
Lopez-Ruiz was just recently hired by the Miami Heat to be a part of their dance team, but will never get the chance to perform.
Lopez-Ruiz was pronounced dead on at the scene. It’s unclear if she was wearing a helmet.
Blood samples were taken from Careaga. Police are waiting toxicology reports.
Police said they were continuing to investigate the accident. Via Bradenton.com
Lopez-Ruiz was just 22 years-old.