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Police find car in hit-and-run that killed man walking dog

Chrysler 300 with front-end damage found Monday outside home

MIAMI – Police said they have found the car involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man who was walking his dog in Miami.

Pedro Gonzalez, 33, was struck and killed by a speeding car Saturday night as he attempted to cross Northwest 12th Avenue. The impact was so great that his body became wedged underneath a parked car.

Witnesses told police that the driver of the car got out, looked at the victim, got back into the car and drove off.

Gonzalez was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he later died.

Carmen Montoya told Local 10 News that her only son's dog returned home alone, scratching on the door.

Miami police said the green Chrysler 300 with front-end damage was found Monday parked outside a home on the corner of Northwest 12th Avenue and Northeast Fourth Street.

"Once we put out the make and model of that vehicle, tipsters started calling us," Miami police Officer Kenia Fallat told Local 10 News.

Neighbors said they have seen the vehicle before, but they did not know who owned it.

"It's been parked there for a while," Brian Noda said. "I was wondering, like, what happened to it, because yesterday I came from my cousin's house and I saw it parked there. In the front it was all dented and stuff."

Another neighbor said she saw crime scene investigators taking photos of the car Monday afternoon and thought it looked like it had been involved in an accident.

No arrests have been made.

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