A man was arrested in connection to a hit-and-run crash that killed one man and injured another over the weekend, Hialeah Police said.
Henry A. Paz was arrested and faces charges including leaving the scene of a crash with a death and leaving the scene of a crash with serious injuries, police said, It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.
At about 9:30 p.m., Paz lost control of the silver 2007 Toyota Camry he was driving and struck two men who were waiting at a bus stop at West 16th Ave. and 49th Street in Hialeah, police said.
One of the men died at the scene, while the other, Jonathan Manuel Cordero, 24, was seriously injured and in critical, but stable condition.
The man who was killed, was in his 50s, and was thrown back from the bus bench into the parking lot of the drive-thru of the nearby Pollo Tropical, authorities said.
Cordero was struck on his lower body, causing the amputation of both legs, Hialeah Fire Rescue said. He is being treated at Ryder Trauma Center.
Cordero's sister and aunt were keeping a vigil at Jackson Memorial Hospital at his bedside.
Hialeah Police Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez said police recovered the car they believe was involved, a silver Toyota, after an officer spotted it on the bed of a tow truck.
About an hour after the crash, an officer saw the suspect's car being towed away from an area about a mile away from the crash site. The car was seized and Paz was taken into custody.
“There were plenty of witnesses that were outside that saw what happened. So right now we’re in the process of interviewing those people as quickly as possible so we can gather the information,” Rodriguez said.
Police said more charges could be coming.
Police ask anyone with information on the case to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers 305-471-TIPS.
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