Elderly woman fatally struck by car in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - An elderly woman was killed after, police said, she was struck by a car in Miami Beach, shutting down the southbound lanes of Collins Avenue, Monday afternoon.

Miami Beach Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the crash along Collins Ave and 44th Street, just before 4 p.m.

The pedestrian’s body lay covered under a white and yellow tarp while homicide investigators searched for clues.

Officials said the driver involved in the accident remained at the scene.

The southbound lanes of Collins Avenue, between 41st and 46th streets, remained closed for hours. As of 10 p.m., one southbound lane was reopened to traffic.

Authorities urged drivers to use Alton Road or Pine Tree Drive instead.

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