Detectives search for driver of Infiniti in Miami hit-and-run

Mother of 7 remains in critical condition after hit-and-run crash

By Christian De La Rosa - Reporter

MIAMI - Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a mother of seven and her boyfriend early Tuesday in Miami.

Neighbors called 911 after the driver of a 2019 Infiniti Q60 struck Shameka Cone and Jay Cephus at the intersection of Northwest Second Avenue and Northwest 64th Street.

Relatives said the 30-year-old woman and her boyfriend were on their way home from a neighborhood store. 

"How are you just going to hit somebody and not know that you hit them? And if you did, you're still cold-hearted about it," Cone's mother, Tara Butts, said. "Turn yourself in. I don't wish that on nobody."

Butts said Cone remained in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital. 

Detectives are searching for the hit-and-run driver. They are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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