Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash along MacArthur Causeway

By Madeleine Wright - Reporter, Sandra Antonio -- Assignment Desk Editor, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A bicyclist died after a hit-and-run crash on MacArthur Causeway early Saturday morning in Miami Beach. 

Miami Beach Police Department detectives are searching for the driver who fled after the 1:20 a.m. crash along the westbound lanes of MacArthur Causeway.  

"A vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed attempted to bypass traffic as all the lanes were occupied," Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said. "The driver went on to the shoulder and bicycle lane of the causeway where they unfortunately struck and killed a cyclist."

A witness who remained on the scene spoke to police officers and the was closed until about 11:15 a.m. Officers were asking drivers leaving Miami Beach to use the Julia Tuttle Causeway or the Venetian Causeway. 

Rodriguez said traffic homicide investigators recovered the vehicle believed in the crash and they are still searching for a suspect. 

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