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Family Mourning the Loss of Son After Hit-and-Run

Times was hit on Saturday night, police said



    (Published Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012)

    Heartbroken and looking for answers, the family of 18-year-old Howard Times is in mourning.

    Times was killed in a hit-and-run, so now, all his father has left are pictures and memories.

    "He was my friend. He was my buddy," father Michael Montgomery said. "He mostly was trying to be my father because sometime he tried to tell me what to do."

    Miami Police say that on Saturday around 7:30 p.m., Times was riding a motorbike near NW 12th Avenue and NW 67th Street when a person in a sports utility vehicle hit him and drove away.

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    The crash occurred in front of Holmes Elementary, where Times had attended when he was younger.

    Police think the SUV is a white Dodge Durango, and the impact threw Times from the bike. Times, who was getting ready to enter the Navy, suffered major head injuries and died two days later.

    "I wouldn't care if he was riding on a dirt bike," Montgomery said. "It doesn't give a right for another person to hit them and keep going."

    Now, his parents want to know who was behind the wheel and why the driver was so careless, not even stopping.

    "There's no way that you should be able to walk around or even sleep knowing that you hit someone and killed them," his mother Ada Times said.

    "He can't run and he can't hide, because God will find him," Montgomery said.

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