FHP Investigating After Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Southwest Miami-Dade | NBC 6 South Florida

FHP Investigating After Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Southwest Miami-Dade

Man killed, woman injured in crash, FHP looking for truck that left scene

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    Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that killed one pedestrian and sent another to the hospital in southwest Miami-Dade late Thursday night. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Sanchez discussed the crash. (Published Friday, Aug. 2, 2013)

    Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that killed one pedestrian and sent another to the hospital in southwest Miami-Dade late Thursday night.

    According to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Joe Sanchez, the man and woman were attempting to cross the street at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Southwest 288th Street when they were struck by a white Honda around 11:30 p.m.

    The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken to Homestead Hospital where her condition was unknown.

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    The driver of the Honda stayed at the scene. Sanchez said a second vehicle, a small red truck, also ran over the man and fled the scene.

    Sanchez said a large crowd of family members showed up at the scene, with one man threatening to go to his home and get his AK-47. Miami-Dade Police were called to the scene to assist FHP and stabilize the scene, Sanchez said.

    "We understand the situation, it's hard anytime anyone loses a family member," Sanchez said.

    Authorities are still investigating the crash and are trying to locate the red truck. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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