Man Dragged in Fatal Hit and Run Accident in Liberty City - NBC 6 South Florida

Man Dragged in Fatal Hit and Run Accident in Liberty City

Police said a man was killed in a hit and run accident Saturday morning

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    Authorities said a man was fatally dragged after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Liberty City Saturday morning. (Published Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012)

    Authorities said a man was fatally dragged after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Liberty City Saturday morning.

    A lone boot along with newspapers littered in the street, marked the bloody trail of a pedestrian who police say was hit, thrown into the windshield of a speeding Honda, and then tossed back onto the road.

    "We don't know if he was attempting to cross the street or where exactly was he at. What we know is that his body was dragged for approximately an entire city block," Miami Police spokesperson Willie Moreno said.

    City of Miami Police said the driver of the car was found about an hour after the incident on NW 27th Avenue and 91st Street and is in custody. His charges are pending.

    Police said the suspect was driving a black Honda Accord at high speeds when he struck the victim dead.

    A Miami-Dade investigator who was on an unrelated incident noticed the car had a severed windshield and reported it, officials said.

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    The victim, who neighbors say is a man in his 60s, appeared to have been dragged for an unknown distance after he was struck around 6 a.m.

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    "Every morning he gets his water jug and a bag and he goes to the store to get a gallon of water for his uncle cause he takes care of his uncle who is in a wheelchair," said Eugene Barr, a neighbor of the victim. "He was a real nice gentleman."

    Miami police shut down the road on NW 12th Avenue from 60th to 61st street for about five hours as they collected evidence.

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