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Pedestrian struck, killed by off-duty firefighter’s SUV

Crash remains under investigation

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A pedestrian was struck and killed in a crash Wednesday morning in southwest Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said an off-duty Hialeah firefighter was traveling west on Southwest 104th Street near Southwest 147th Avenue when his SUV struck the man who was trying to cross the intersection.

The victim, believed to be in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was later covered by a yellow tarp.

A Hialeah firefighter remains at the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash.
A Hialeah firefighter remains at the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash. (WPLG)

Zabaleta said the SUV had a green light at the time.

The crash remains under investigation.

Police have not released the names of the driver of the victim.