SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of a woman in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to the scene along U.S. 1 near Southwest 139th Avenue, at around 4 a.m., Friday.
According to officials, a woman tried crossing the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 when she was hit by a car.
The driver fled the scene.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
“You know you hit somebody and just don’t render aid or help, that’s bad, man,” said one resident in the area. “I feel sorry for the family, whoever it was. It’s just the idea that, I don’t care what goes on, somebody’s seen something, somebody knows something. Nothing matters to nobody unless it hits home. Like I say, ‘God sees everything.’ Eventually, the person will get caught.”
7SkyForce hovered over the scene where the victim’s body could be seen covered with a yellow tarp.
“You need to turn yourself in,” said Hellen Baxter, who lives nearby. “Don’t leave nobody there in the middle of the road to die. Render aid, call the police.”
Crews shut down U.S. 1 while they investigated.
The medical examiner responded to the scene to pick up the body before the roadway reopened.
If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call FHP or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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