Police search for person connected to fatal hit-and-run in NW Miami-Dade

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Police are seeking information to track down a person involved in a hit-and-run that claimed someone’s life.

The crash happened in Northwest Miami-Dade outside a home near Northwest 14th Avenue and 77th Terrace, at about 11:46 p.m. on Dec. 15.

A black SUV slammed into a white sedan, sending it into the home.

On Monday, investigators released two images of a man they need help identifying.

“I believe that God is a forgiving God, and I believe that any man that has sinned has the opportunity for forgiveness,” said Rev. Anthony Durden, the victim’s uncle.

Anthony said it’s been tough without his nephew, 40-year-old Edward Durden, who recently got married in November. He said that the love and support everyone gave his family helped him cope with the loss.

“It’s very painful, but you know we cling together closely as a family,” Anthony said.

Anthony shared a cellphone video with police days after the hit-and-run crash that he said shows the driver clearly standing by the vehicles before he ran away.

Edward’s family said they’re encouraged the case is moving forward after police put out the “Need to Identify” flyer.

“I’m not disappointed, actually, because I’ve been praying, and I know God is at work, and sometimes it takes a process, so I just trust the process and I trust God’s work,” Anthony said.

He and his family are relying on their faith that the driver will turn himself in.

“We’re a praying family, we’re a family of faith, and I pray that God may convict his heart to do the right thing,” Anthony said.

If you have any information on who this man is, contact Miami-Dade Police or Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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