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Memorial Ride for Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run

Family members of killed cyclist urge hit-and-run driver to come forward



    Memorial Ride for Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run
    More than 100 people rode through Kendall Sunday morning to remember Miguel Rocafort who was killed in a hit an run accident on March 31.

    A parade of cyclists rode through Kendall early Sunday morning to remember Miguel Rocafort, a cyclist killed in a hit-and-run incident in March.

    Rocafort was struck in Southwest Miami-Dade and died several days later from complications related to his injuries, authorities said.

    The victim’s family and friends and Safe Street Miami, a group committed to making the city’s streets safer for all, embarked on a 10-mile slow ride through the community and stopped for a moment of silence.

    “A life can’t just be left on a street,” Flor Graham, Rocafort’s wife told NBC 6. “My husband was responsible, he was a good man, a family man and very into sports, it’s not fair that his death go unpunished.”

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    Rocafort’s family also set up a memorial at the intersection of Eureka Drive and Southwest 137th Avenue - where Rocafort was struck - placing a white bicycle surrounded by flowers.

    “We hope that today will bring about more awareness and the person who is responsible for this tragic situation will come forward and turn themselves in and if not that the community would come forward and turn this person in,” Miami-Dade County District 9 Commissioner Dennis C. Moss told NBC 6. “The family needs closure.”

    The county also presented a resolution to the family to express their condolences to the family and as a reminder that Rocafort will never be forgotten.

    More than 100 people participated in the event with several of the cyclists and Rocafort’s family members sporting yellow and black shirts that read, “You will never be forgotten.”

    Andre Caballero, said his stepfather, Rocafort, used to wear yellow and black and that the shirts were a way to keep his memory alive. “For my mother, by seeing this she will see the image of him riding and she’ll like that.”

    Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the hit-and-run driver can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471 8477 .