MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Department are investigating after a man was killed Monday morning in a hit-and-run crash in southwest Miami-Dade.
The man killed has been identified as 78-year-old Rafael Duyos Jr.
A Local 10 News crew was at the scene on Krome Avenue and Southwest 192nd Street as the body was covered by a tarp in the street.
Miami-Dade Police Detective Argemis Colome confirmed that officers were called to the scene just before 5:30 a.m. and found the victim dead in the roadway. Personal items, including shoes and what appeared to be a backpack were scattered nearby.
Detectives canvassed the street all morning looking for any clues that could help them piece together exactly what happened, and at one point, a few detectives went from home to home looking for any possible surveillance cameras.
Some residents in the area said they never heard anything unusual overnight and are shocked that something like this would happen on their street.
Police believe the car that struck the victim was a 2007 Nissan Sentra that now has front-end damage. They are unsure of the vehicle’s color.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.