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Elderly man fatally struck by SUV in southwest Miami-Dade

A driver was questioned and released after she fatally struck a pedestrian with her SUV in southwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A pedestrian, identified only as an elderly white man, was fatally struck by an SUV Monday morning at an intersection in southwest Miami-Dade, authorities confirmed.

The incident was reported around 5:40 a.m. at the intersection of Quail Roost Drive and Southwest 117th Avenue.

Miami-Dade police were spotted at the scene as a tarp covered the victim’s body.

A witness told Local 10 New reporter Trent Kelly that a woman in a silver Hyundai SUV struck the victim and then initially fled the scene.

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He said he was driving to work when he came across the body in the road before spotting the damaged SUV a short distance away at a gas station.

He said the driver was a woman who later returned to the scene of the crash.

Miami-Dade police Detective Angel Rodriguez confirmed that a white female was driving the Hyundai north on Southwest 117th Avenue and struck the victim, who was crossing the street in a westerly direction.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Police said the witness’ claims about the driver initially leaving the crash would be investigated.

It’s unclear at this time whether she will be charged or cited in the crash.


About the Authors:

Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.