Police Chief Daniel Oates said a woman driving a BMW was speeding when she ran through a red light and crashed into another vehicle shortly after 6 p.m. near 12th Street and Collins Avenue, in the heart of Miami Beach's glitzy tourist district.
She then accelerated in an attempt to flee and hit the officer, he said, at which point police opened fire.
"She was struck by one or more rounds," Oates told reporters on a video posted on the department's official Twitter account.
The woman was treated at the scene but later died, he said.
Neither the woman's name nor those of the officers involved have been released.
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