Driver in Custody After Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Southwest Miami-Dade - NBC 6 South Florida

Driver in Custody After Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Southwest Miami-Dade

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    Hit-and-Run Suspect Placed Under House Arrest

    Nelson Rivera-Rodriguez was in bond court facing charges in a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist dead. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

    (Published Friday, June 14, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Florida Highway Patrol officials say the incident occurred along U.S. 1 near the intersection of Southwest 260th Street just after 3:30 a.m.

    A driver was arrested Thursday morning after police say he fled the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash in Southwest Miami-Dade, killing a bicyclist he allegedly struck.

    Florida Highway Patrol officials said the incident occurred along U.S. 1 near the intersection of Southwest 260th Street just after 3:30 a.m., when a white Chevrolet sedan struck the bicyclist and drove away.

    That bicyclist, who has not been identified, was declared dead at the scene.

    The driver of the sedan, identified as 33-year-old Nelson Rodriguez, was stopped near Southwest 296th Street a short time later by Miami-Dade Police officers and turned over to FHP troopers, officials said.

    Cyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run in SW Miami-Dade

    [MI] Cyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run in SW Miami-Dade

    An arrest was made after a bicyclist was struck and killed in Naranja in southwest Miami-Dade, officials said. Nelson Rivera Rodriguez is facing DUI and leaving the scene of a crash charges, FHP officials said.

    (Published Thursday, June 13, 2019)

    Police have not said what charges will be filed in the case and if alcohol or speed played a role.

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