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Man, 30, dies in hit-and-run crash in NW Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Detectives are searching for the driver of a 2000-2004 dark-colored Nissan Xterra. Officers said he was involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a 30-year-old man dead on Friday in Miami-Dade County’s Pinewood neighborhood.

Officers responded to the intersection of Northwest Eighth Avenue and 116th Terrace where they found the man dead. Relatives identified him as Ramon Fernandez.

Ramon Fernandez was the victim of a hit-and-run driver Friday night in Miami-Dade County, his relatives said. (Courtesy of Ramon Fernandez's family)

West Louissaint said the collision happened very quickly, but he saw the driver was a man.

“He saw him when he fell on the floor over there and he took off,” Louissant said. “He should have stayed. That is what the law says. Whenever you hurt someone, you wait and help this guy if you can.”

Officers questioned witnesses as the victim’s relatives grieved. They are asking anyone with information about the crash to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

About the Authors:

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.