Police Identify Cyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in Northwest Miami-Dade

Man, 50, dies in crash, police say driver dragged him for 50 feet before fleeing scene

By Brian Hamacher
|  Monday, Mar 25, 2013  |  Updated 11:40 AM EDT
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Police ID Cyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in NW Dade

Alejandro Hermis

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Police have identified the cyclist who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday morning in northwest Miami-Dade.

Alejandro Hermis, 50, was riding eastbound on Northwest 151st Street when he was hit from behind by a Dodge Durango SUV near 2nd Avenue around 6:30 a.m., Miami-Dade Police said.

Police said they have no known address for Hermis, and he's believed to be homeless.

Witnesses said the driver dragged Hermis about 50 feet before stopping twice while attempting to maneuver and dislodge the victim from underneath the SUV.

Hermis died at the scene. The driver fled the scene at a high rate of speed, police said.

The suspect's SUV is newer model, between 2011-2013, light in color with minor front end damage, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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