Driver in custody after bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash

FHP says driver of Chevrolet continued south on US 1 after fatal crash

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor, Trent Kelly - Reporter

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.

Nelson Rodriguez was taken into custody after a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist.

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.


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