Man turns himself in after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Opa-locka
Police find abandoned gold Infiniti Wednesday with front-end damage
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – A man turned himself in to authorities Friday after a pedestrian was killed Wednesday night in a hit-and-run crash in Opa-locka.
Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said Marsel Oscar Reinoso, 33, surrendered to Opa-locka police and was taken to Miami-Dade police's Homicide Bureau to be interviewed by detectives.
Reinoso faces a charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a death.
The incident was reported about 10:45 p.m. outside a Burger King on Northwest 136th Street and 27th Avenue.
Denis Varela, 18, who is in town for a few days visiting family members, told Local 10 News that the victim, David Contreras, 84, lived in a room at his aunt's house.
He said Contreras liked to go for walks at night, and often walked to a nearby store to buy cigarettes.
Surveillance video from two nearby businesses shows a driver getting out of a gold SUV after the crash, and then getting back inside and driving off.
"It's not good that that happened, but it's good (that) we have the camera to record it," Tim Busch with Porters Locksmiths said.
According to police, Contreras was attempting to cross Superior Street when he was struck by the SUV, which was heading north on Northwest 27th Avenue.
"We see it because right, there's no walk sign over here, and this isn't the first time it's happened," Busch said.
Witnesses told detectives that they saw the driver get out of his vehicle and walk up to the victim, who was less than a quarter-mile from his home, before driving off.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pronounced Contreras dead at the scene.
Opa-locka police later found Reinoso's gold Infiniti SUV with front-end damage in the 300 block of Sabur Lane.
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