Police Ask Public for Information on Hit & Run Near Bird Road

Hernandez, 21, was hit by a dark color Chevrolet Colorado at about 11 p.m. Sunday near the Chevron Gas Station located at 10541 Bird Road in Miami, police said.

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013  |  Updated 10:37 PM EDT
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Miami-Dade Police released information Tuesday about the death investigation of Ismael Hernandez, who died Sunday night after being hit by a truck. Sgt. Michael Bracci spoke about the case.

Miami-Dade Police released information Tuesday about the death investigation of Ismael Hernandez, who died Sunday night after being hit by a truck. Sgt. Michael Bracci spoke about the case.

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Miami-Dade Police released information Tuesday about the death investigation of Ismael Hernandez, who died Sunday night after being hit by a truck.

Hernandez, 21, was hit by a dark color Chevrolet Colorado at about 11 p.m. Sunday near the Chevron Gas Station located at 10541 Bird Road in Miami, police said.

"We don't believe or have reason to believe that he was a customer of the gas station and he struck the victim and standing next to the tree here," said Sgt. Michael Bracci of the Miami-Dade Police.

Miami-Dade Police handed out fliers on Bird Road near 105th Avenue in the hopes that new clues will lead them to a driver, a motive and the truck that sustained front and left side damage.

Detectives said that right before the crash, an argument among a group of men inside a Mexican restaurant nearby spilled outside.

"It's unknown right now what the dispute was about or who was involved in the dispute. They were just asked to leave and in the process of them leaving, the dispute carried on, and continued in the parking lot in the gas station here," said Bracci.

After the parties left the restaurant, police say the pickup truck parked directly across the plaza, drove against traffic, through the Chevron gas station before it hit the victim, who was standing alone in front of the fence.

The tinted pickup truck has damage to its front bumper and left corner panel. It is also missing its left front headlight.

Police are asking anyone with information about the truck or the incident to call Miami-Dade Police at 305-471-2400.

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