Miramar police seek South Carolina woman in deadly hit-and-run crash

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Miramar police are searching for a South Carolina woman as a person of interest in a deadly hit-and-run crash over the weekend.

The crash happened at around 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the 6500 block of Pembroke Road.

According to authorities, the victim, later identified as Silvio Ortega Martinez, was trying to cross the street when the eastbound vehicle, a white Chevrolet Malibu struck him.

According to police, 28-year-old Janae Shaniece Lewis, of North Augusta, South Carolina is the registered driver of the vehicle involved in the crash.

The vehicle involved in the hit-and-run crash has since been recovered.

She is now driving a silver Chevrolet Malibu, police said, with a Georgia license plate of XJH246.

Photo of silver Malibu:

Silver Malibu (Miramar PD)

Lewis was last seen in the Augusta, Georgia, area, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miramar police at 954-602-4000.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify which vehicle was involved in the crash.


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

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.