Police search for hit-and-run driver

Bernard Green killed in crash

By Jacey Birch - Anchor/Animal Advocate

SOUTH MIAMI-DADE, Fla. - Miami-Dade Police search for a hit-and-run driver who killed a 13-year-old boy over the weekend.

On Wednesday, police and Bernard Green's family passed out flyers at Southwest 264th Street and South Dixie Highway, where the crash happened.

"Even though it brings back bad memories being here, it's more important that we catch this guy and make sure this doesn't happen to any other human being," said Curtis Geddes, Green's father, who was also hit.

Green, 13, was killed in the crash early Saturday.

According to investigators, a 2001 - 2006 white Hyundai Elantra traveling northbound hit Green and his father, Geddes, 51, while the two were crossing the street. The driver then took off.

"It's just priceless. A little one. It's just priceless," said Valerie Hawkins, Green's aunt.

"He was a great kid, real smart. He had a knack for befriending everybody," said Geddes. "I'm grieving, I want to heal. I'll never forget, but, one day, the pain will be less."

MDPD released surveillance video that shows the car at the scene. Police believe the Elantra has damage to its front-end, windshield, front right headlamps, and hood. The vehicle is also missing its right side view mirror.

Investigators believe a dark green, 4-door vehicle was also traveling with the Elantra. It also left the scene.

Family and friends hope the driver comes forward.

"Whoever did this, please come forward because I know you're not sleeping at night and God sees all things," said Latina Hightower, a family friend.

"You took my son away from me and you need to pay the price by turning yourself in," said Geddes.

A memorial service for Green will be held Friday at the meeting room of Paradise Inn at Southwest 280th Street and 127th Avenue at 7 p.m.

The funeral for Green is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church at 11111 Pinkston Drive.

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