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Officers seize damaged car, detain man near fatal hit-and-run crash

Officers detain man, seize damaged Toyota near fatal hit-and-run crash
Officers detain man, seize damaged Toyota near fatal hit-and-run crash

MIAMI – Miami Police Department officers seized a damaged gray Toyota Corolla and detained a man on Tuesday at an apartment complex in Miami.

The car was parked only about a half-mile away from the scene of a fatal weekend hit-and-run.

Dennis Gomez found his 16-year-old niece, Dayana “Diani” Gomez, dead on Sunday near the Pelican Harbour boat ramp.

Officers seize damaged car near to fatal hit-and-run crash in Miami

Dayana, who had left her home for a run on Saturday morning, was the victim of a hit-and-run crash involving a gray car, police said on Monday.

“The gray vehicle should have significant passenger side, windshield damage,” Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo said.

Miami detectives seized a damaged gray Toyota Corolla on Tuesday at an apartment complex. It was parked near to where officers said the driver of a gray car struck a teenage girl, killing her, and fled the scene.

Detectives have yet to confirm if the Toyota — which fits the description — was involved in the hit-and-run crash that killed Dayana along Northeast 79th Street.

Residents of the complex on Northeast Bayshore Court, north of Belle Meade Island, said the Toyota’s damage and flat tire were recent.

On Wednesday morning, Local 10 News cameras captured traffic homicide investigators in the area where the car was located, going door to door for information.

Detectives are asking anyone with info about the hit-and-run crash to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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