HIALEAH, Fla. – A 79-year-old Miami Beach man has died after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday in Hialeah.
Police said a late-model red Toyota sedan, possibly a 2005-2008 Corolla, hit Orlando Quiala about 11:30 a.m. as he was crossing the street at East Fourth Avenue and East 17th Street. Police said the Toyota suffered front-end damage in the crash.
Friends said Quiala was in Hialeah visiting friends at a hardware store.
Quiala was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he died of his injuries.
According to Hialeah Fire Department officials, the victim suffered head injuries in the crash.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Hialeah Police Department at 305-687-2525 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers 305-471-TIPS.