SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested a woman in connection to a hit-and-run crash in Southwest Miami-Dade that claimed the life of a teenage athlete.
Officers took 23-year-old Maria Rodriguez into custody on Saturday.
According to investigators, 17 year-old Justin Rivera, a football player at Miami Southridge Senior High School, was jogging on the sidewalk along Southwest 152nd Street, near 127th Avenue, when he was struck by a driver who fled the scene, Friday morning.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.
Rodriguez bonded out of jail hours after her arrest.
A GoFundMe page has been created for Rivera’s family to help with expenses. If you would like to make a donation, click here.
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