Man riding scooter killed in hit-and-run crash in downtown Miami

Police say victim struck by Mazda, flew off trunk into street


MIAMI – Police are searching for a driver who struck a man riding a scooter over the weekend, and left him to die.

The crash was reported about 1:50 a.m. Saturday on Flagler Street off Miami Avenue in downtown Miami.

Police said the driver of a Mazda ran a red light and struck the scooter, knocking the victim off the vehicle and onto the trunk of the Mazda.

Police said the victim remained on the trunk of the Mazda until the driver turned to go onto the on-ramp of Interstate 95, where the victim fell into the street.

According to detectives, the driver never slowed down or stopped to help the victim.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miami police are searching for a silver or gray 4-door Mazda sedan with tinted windows.

The vehicle should have front-end, windshield, trunk and under carriage damage.

Anyone with information about the fatal hit-and-run is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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