Police ID suspect in deadly northeast Miami-Dade hit-and-run, offer reward

‘I hope you rot in hell’ victim’s wife says to suspect

Police announced Tuesday that they’ve identified a suspect in a deadly May hit-and-run crash in northeast Miami-Dade and are asking for the public’s help finding him.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police announced Tuesday that they’ve identified a suspect in a deadly May hit-and-run crash in northeast Miami-Dade and are asking for the public’s help finding him.

The crash happened in the early morning hours of May 23 on Biscayne Boulevard at the Northeast 114th Street intersection.

Surveillance video obtained by Local 10 News showed a man, later identified as Cesar Pena Herrera, jogging across the intersection before being struck by a car, which quickly disappears from the frame as another driver stops to help.

According to Detective Luis Sierra, a Miami-Dade police spokesperson, police believe 30-year-old Sean Michael McEvoy was behind the wheel and officials issued a warrant for his arrest.

They said he abandoned his car in the parking lot of a nearby storage facility.

Pena Herrera’s sudden death has been devastating for his family.

His wife, Julia says the last few months have been painful.

“As he was crossing the street, this car comes out of nowhere and just runs him over like nothing,” she said, before speaking out to the man police believe was responsible. “You the one that did this you did this? How could you hit somebody run them over and just keep going?”

Pena Herrera’s son Guillermo said his father was loving and hardworking and didn’t deserve what happened to him.

“I would have been understanding if he killed him, went back and tried to help, do something, but he just left him,” he said.

Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to McEvoy’s capture. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 305-471-2425 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

“I hope you rot in hell,” Julia Pena Herrera said to the suspect. “Turn yourself in, make it easy for everyone and turn yourself in.”


About the Authors:

Chris Gothner joined the Local 10 News team in 2022 as a Digital Journalist.

Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.