Woman killed in Miami hit-and-run crash

Victim dies at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center

By Nicole Perez - Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

MIAMI - A driver struck a woman Monday night near Miami's Graceland Memorial Park North cemetery and left the scene, police said.  

Officers were called to investigate the crash about 8:30 p.m. on Southwest Eighth Street at Southwest 44th Avenue in Miami's Flagami neighborhood. 

Officer Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, said the pedestrian was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where she later died. 

A worker at the nearby Valero gas station said the woman had been shopping there and was crossing the street before she was struck by a black car. 

Witnesses said the impact sent the woman flying into the air. She landed on a white car and then the ground. 

Her belongings were still lying on the street about 11:30 p.m. 

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