Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run crash possibly involving taxi

Crash reported around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday on West Dixie Highway

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are investigating a hit-and-run crash possibly involving a taxi that left a pedestrian seriously injured Tuesday morning.

The crash was reported around 3:40 a.m. in the area of West Dixie Highway and Northeast 144th Street.

Miami-Dade police Detective Lee Cowart said officers arrived at the scene to find a man suffering from serious injuries that appeared to have resulted from being hit by a car.

He said the vehicle that struck the pedestrian fled the scene after the crash.

The victim, later identified as Jean H. Saint Louis, 48, was taken by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in serious condition.

During the investigation, detectives determined the car that struck the victim appeared to be a yellow Ford Crown Victoria taxi.

Cowart said the car was traveling south on West Dixie Highway when it struck Saint Louis, who was trying to cross the street.

Cowart said the car might have front-end damage, front windshield damage and a missing rearview mirror.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest. 

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