Police investigating after man killed in hit-and-run crash in northwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are investigating after a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in northwest Miami-Dade Wednesday morning.

According to authorities, officers responded to the area of Northwest 79th Street and Northwest 22nd Avenue around 6 a.m. after receiving reports of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.

Miami-Dade police said a driver hit 43-year-old and took off without stopping to render aid.

The crash happened near a 24-hour laundromat, where a worker described the victim to Local 10 News as an elderly man.

Authorities said upon arrival, the man was unresponsive.

According to Miami-Dade police, the man was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center and later died from his injuries.

Anyone with information about the driver is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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