MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A driver was taken into custody Thursday morning after a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist.
The fatal hit-and-run crash occurred in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 1 near Southwest 260th Street.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho said Nelson Rivera-Rodriguez was driving a Chevrolet sedan when it struck a bicyclist who was attempting to cross U.S. 1.
Camacho said Rivera-Rodriguez, 33, continued driving south on U.S. 1, but the car was stopped by Miami-Dade police a short time later near Southwest 296th Street.
The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. His identification was being withheld pending notification of family.
A man believed to be Rivera-Rodriguez was led out of an ambulance in handcuffs and into a trooper's patrol car.
Investigators spent hours at the scene collecting evidence before towing away the victim's mangled bicycle on a flatbed truck.
The southbound lanes of U.S. 1 were closed at Southwest 260th Street during the crash investigation.