Driver arrested after fatal hit-and-run crash in Miami

Police: Witnesses convinced driver to turn around

MIAMI – Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run where a female pedestrian was struck and killed.

The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on S.W. 8th Street near LeJeune Road.

According to police, a man in his twenties kept on driving after hitting the female pedestrian.

Authorities said good Samaritans who witnessed the incident managed to chase down the driver, box him in and convinced him to go back to the scene.

The driver faces a number of charges, including leaving the scene of an accident.

The victim passed away shortly after at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

It is still unclear whether the driver was under the influence or distracted during the time of the accident.

The incident is still under investigation.

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