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Family members witness man get fatally struck by two vehicles in Hialeah Gardens

Police said one of the drivers stopped but the other just kept on going.

HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by two vehicles Tuesday morning in Hialeah Gardens.

Julio Leon Perez, 67, died in the crash, Miami-Dade police said. Investigators say his relatives were waiting to pick him up around 6 a.m. along Frontage Road, which is parallel to Okeechobee Road, when he was struck by a blue Toyota Corolla.

Immediately after, a second dark-colored vehicle struck the Perez again, police say.

The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene, but the driver of the other vehicle did not stop.

The incident occurred near a nursing home in the 8300 block of West Okeechobee Road.

Sky 10 over the scene of a pedestrian hit by a car in Hialeah Gardens. (WPLG)

Investigators are seeking assistance from the community in identifying the hit-and-run driver.

The driver of the Toyota told Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright that it was dark outside at the time of the incident and that there isn’t a traffic light on the road.

He said the victim crossed in front of his car and he did not have enough time to react.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by two vehicles Tuesday morning in Hialeah Gardens.

About the Authors:

Madeleine Wright is a general assignment reporter for Local 10 News. She joined the team in March 2017.

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.