Woman’s body found on side of the road after hit-and-run in Miami Lakes

MIAMI LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - A death investigation is underway after a woman’s body was found face down on the side of the road after a hit-and-run in Miami Lakes.

Police responded to the scene along Miami Lakes Drive near Fairway Drive at around 2:30 a.m., Thursday.

7News spoke with one man who said he was on his way home when he saw the woman lying on the street. “I saw the person laying in the middle of the corner, very close to the hole, the water hole you know,” said one local, German Perez.

7Skyforce HD flew over the scene where a McDonald’s bag and french fries could be also be seen scattered all over the street.

Workers at the restaurant believe the woman was a customer they had served just hours earlier, and who they said they saw walk out in the direction of the crime scene.

Police later determined that the woman was hit by a car, and the driver took off.

Officers are currently speaking with neighbors to try to figure out how everything occurred.

“I was approaching to my house and I feel something happened on the corner,” said Perez. “Everything happened suddenly. I heard the police coming from everywhere. That’s a lot of cars.”

Miami Lakes Drive was shutdown for several hours in both directions between Miami Lakeway South and Fairway Drive. The roads have since reopened.

If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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