Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Collision in Miami Beach, Florida
MIAMI BEACH, FL. – According to a news report posted online at local10.com, a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run collision in Miami Beach, Florida. Neither the victim nor a potential suspect has been identified by authorities at this time.*
The accident occurred in the early morning on April 11 on 15th Street in Miami Beach. The Miami Beach Police Department and Local 10 report that at about 3 a.m., a pedestrian was walking near the intersection of 15th Street and Alton Road, when a passing vehicle struck him. It is not clear what directions the pedestrian and the vehicle were headed or where in the roadway the pedestrian was walking.
Following the collision, the driver of the vehicle did not stop. A witness to the accident told reporters that the driver struck the pedestrian at a high rate of speed and continued driving.
“I look over, and I see this guy’s body just flying through the intersection,” the witness said. “And this car just kept going. Probably 50-60 mph. Hit him hard.”
Local 10 and officers confirmed that the pedestrian died at the scene. His name has not yet been released by investigating officials.
Shortly after the crash, police officers spotted a vehicle that might have been involved in the collision — a Volkswagen Jetta. It was located at 59th Street and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Officers appear to have a suspect in custody and Local 10 says they are investigating the case for a potential DUI hit-and-run.
At the time of the Local 10 report’s publishing, charges had not yet been filed. The suspect’s name was also not released.
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