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The six victims of the Miami FIU bridge collapse are identified

The last of the six victims who died after a 950-ton pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University collapsed were identified on Sunday.

Five bodies were pulled from crushed cars and one man died at the hospital. Authorities believe they have recovered all the bodies.

Married father-of-three Brandon Brownfield was the final victim named following the collapse on Thursday.

His wife of nearly four years, Chelsea, posted a tribute to him in a Facebook post on Sunday.

‘It’s a pretty magical thing to find your soulmate in this world. Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, our crazy curvy edges matched and we fit together like no one else could,’ she wrote.

 Married father-of-three Brandon Brownfield (pictured, right, with his wife) was the final victim named following the pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami on Thursday

His wife of nearly four years, Chelsea (pictured, left, with Brownfield and their three daughters), posted a tribute to him in a Facebook post on Sunday. Brownfield was driving home from work when the bridge collapsed

His wife of nearly four years, Chelsea (pictured, left, with Brownfield and their three daughters), posted a tribute to him in a Facebook post on Sunday. Brownfield was driving home from work when the bridge collapsed

Six people in total were killed  after a 950-ton pedestrian bridge under construction at the Florida International University in Miami collapsed on Thursday (pictured)

Six people in total were killed after a 950-ton pedestrian bridge under construction at the Florida International University in Miami collapsed on Thursday (pictured)

Crushed cars are shown under a section of the collapsed pedestrian bridge on Friday

Crushed cars are shown under a section of the collapsed pedestrian bridge on Friday

The Brownfields have three young daughters, and the family moved to Florida several years ago for his job at Maxim Crane Works, according to a fundraising page a friend started for the family that had raised more than $50,000 in a few days. 

Brownfield was driving home from work when the bridge collapsed.

‘I now have to find the words and the answers to tell my girls that their Daddy is not coming home,’ his wife wrote on Facebook. 

Police released names of the other five victims on Saturday: Rolando Fraga Hernandez, 57-year-old Oswald Gonzalez, 53-year-old Alberto Arias, 37-year-old Navarro Brown, and FIU student Alexa Duran, 18.

Oswald Gonzalez, 57 (left), and Alberto Arias, 53 (right), friends and business partners, were on a drive to a travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland of Cuba

Oswald Gonzalez, 57 (left), and Alberto Arias, 53 (right), friends and business partners, were on a drive to a travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland of Cuba

Gonzalez (pictured) and Arias, who together owned a party rental and decoration business, were among the dead

Their bodies were found on Saturday inside their white Chevy truck (Pictured, Arias)

Gonzalez (left) and Arias (right), who together owned a party rental and decoration business, were among the dead. Their bodies were found on Saturday inside their white Chevy truck

Gonzalez and Arias, friends and business partners, had just finished lunch and were on a drive to a travel agency to pick up airline tickets for their annual visit to their beloved homeland of Cuba. 

‘Imagine,’ said Amauri Naranjo, who has known Gonzalez since before he left Cuba in the 1980s, ‘a longtime friendship that survives even with the sea between us, and it ends because of something like that.’

Gonzalez and Arias, who together owned a party rental and decoration business, were among the dead. 

Their bodies were found on Saturday inside their white Chevy truck as rescuers for days painstakingly dug through the debris of the fallen pedestrian bridge at Florida International University. 

Hope for a miracle rescue faded as the names of the six dead became known, and those left living grappled with the senselessness, the suddenness of it.   

FIU student Alexa Duran, 18 (right), was giving her a friend a ride to his doctor's office to pick up some medication when the bridge collapsed, killing her

FIU student Alexa Duran, 18 (right), was giving her a friend a ride to his doctor’s office to pick up some medication when the bridge collapsed, killing her

Before police officially identified Rolando Fraga Hernandez (pictured) as being among the dead on Saturday, his nephew, Jorge Fraga, told ABC News he planned to hold out hope until there was none left

Before police officially identified Rolando Fraga Hernandez (pictured) as being among the dead on Saturday, his nephew, Jorge Fraga, told ABC News he planned to hold out hope until there was none left

Inside one car, one teenager was killed and one walked away with minor injuries – a fate decided by which seat they happened to be sitting in.

Richie Humble, a 19-year-old student at FIU, had not been feeling well earlier in the week. On Thursday, a friend, Alexa Duran, the nicest person he said he ever knew, gave him a ride to his doctor’s office to pick up some medication. They stopped at a red light, under the bridge.

‘I heard a creak, a long creak,’ Humble told The Associated Press in a phone interview. ‘I looked up, and in an instant, the bridge was collapsing on us completely. It was too quick to do anything about it.’

Once he realized he was alive, he also realized that he couldn’t get to his friend. As he called out for her, getting no response, a group of men outside the car started yelling at him to try crawling out of the car. They pried open the door to free him.  

Before police officially identified Rolando Fraga Hernandez as being among the dead on Saturday, his nephew, Jorge Fraga, told ABC News he planned to hold out hope until there was none left.

‘I’m trying not to think he isn’t there,’ Fraga said.

Hernandez’s body was found about 5.40am on Saturday when his gold Jeep Cherokee was removed from the debris. 

Navarro Brown, 37 (pictured), was working with VSL Structural Technologies on the pedestrian bridge tightening cables when it collapsed. He died at the hospital

Navarro Brown, 37 (pictured), was working with VSL Structural Technologies on the pedestrian bridge tightening cables when it collapsed. He died at the hospital

Six crosses are placed at a makeshift memorial on the Florida International University campus in Miami on Saturday where six people were killed 

Six crosses are placed at a makeshift memorial on the Florida International University campus in Miami on Saturday where six people were killed 

Sweetwater police Detective Juan Llera was at his office a few blocks away, when he heard what he thought was a bomb exploding.   

He sped to the scene and, within minutes found a man lying unconscious on the street and started performing CPR. 

He could barely feel a pulse, but someone with the medical staff from the university came by and said: ‘You are keeping him alive. Keep going.’ And so he did, and the man was alive when they rushed him away.

Llera checked in at the hospital but could get no information. He thought the man had lived. He’d hoped they could shake hands one day.

But on Sunday morning, he studied a picture on the news of a young man in a crisp red shirt.  

He was identified as Navarro Brown and he has died at the Kendall Regional Medical Center.

Brown was working with VSL Structural Technologies on the pedestrian bridge tightening cables when it collapsed. Two other employees were injured.

A spokesperson for the Maryland-based company said they were helping Brown’s family to travel to Miami.



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