Family mourns man killed in hit-and-run

Search for suspect continues

MIAMI - The family of a 60-year-old hit-and-run victim who was killed Saturday morning gathered to mourn his death.

Jorge Arrojas' family gathered at the home of his 87-year-old mother, crying out for justice, and for police to find the driver of the Ferrari that caused the crash.

Troopers have already located and impounded the red 2009 exotic sports car, all smashed up on its rear passenger side and front end, after they say the person behind the wheel was speeding and driving recklessly while heading north along Interstate 75.

The accident happened just north of Northwest 138th Street in Miami Lakes around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The Ferrari slammed into a blue Hyundai Sonata, driven by Arrojas, with his life partner of 40 years, 62-year-old Miguel Larrieu, on the passenger side.

The couple, who one day planned to be married, had just left a dinner party, and both were wearing their seatbelts.

Larrieu told Local 10 he remembers bits and pieces of what happened when their car rolled over, after slamming into another car. He said the driver somehow got away, leaving the red sports car behind. He says it happened so fast.

"The impact was so great," said Larrieu. "The car must have been going 80 or 100 miles per hour or more. It was like a sonic boom."

Larrieu suffered bruises to his arm, chin and chest, along with the loss of the man he promised 40 years ago to spend the rest of his life.

Larrieu believes the driver of the Ferrari may have been impaired. Now, he has a message for the driver of the sports car.

"Please please, please take responsibility for your actions. This is a total disrespect toward human values."

Larrieu said that Arrojas was his best friend and that he was taken away for no legitimate reason.

"He got joy out of pleasing me and making my life more pleasant," said Larrieu. "I will miss him terribly. I can't cry anymore because I've cried and cried and cried. I kept saying over and over again, 'please breathe, please breathe, please breathe.'"

The person in the third car suffered minor injuries. FHP believes the Ferrari driver may have also been injured.

Police impounded the Ferrari at the FHP station in Doral. While police have traced the car to its owners name, they still need the publics help tracking down the hit-and-run driver.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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