Danieli Medeiros GonçalvesAge 26
14 Oct 2022
Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Danieli died in hospital after being hit by two vehicles, both of which fled the scene.
The Civil Police of Cabo Frio , in the Lagos Region of Rio, is investigating the death of a [trans woman] who was run over in the early hours of this Friday (14).
The case was on Avenida Wilson Mendes, in the Porto do Carro neighborhood. The victim was identified as 26-year-old Danieli Medeiros Gonçalves. She was rescued by the Fire Department, but did not survive.
According to the NGO Grupo Iguais, which defends the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community, the victim's mother went to the IML to recognize the body this Friday afternoon. According to the NGO, the cars involved in the hit-and-run fled the scene. It is not yet known whether the crash was intentional or accidental.