Homestead Man Charged With Allegedly Stealing Victim's Car After Fatal Hit and Run Crash - NBC 6 South Florida

Homestead Man Charged With Allegedly Stealing Victim's Car After Fatal Hit and Run Crash

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Suspect in Fatal Hit and Run Faces Judge

    Earl Lewis, the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Miami-Dade that left a father and son, Cesar Eduardo Cepeda and Jose Eduardo Cepeda-Luna, dead, appears in court.

    (Published Monday, March 19, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A man is charged with killing a father and son during a crash on a Miami highway, and then stole a victim’s car to get away.

    • Earl Lewis was booked into a Miami-Dade County jail on Sunday more than a month after the incident.

    A Homestead man is charged with killing a father and son during a crash on a Southwest Miami-Dade highway — and then allegedly stealing one of the victim's cars to get away.

    Earl Lewis was booked into a Miami-Dade County jail early Sunday, more than a month after 57-year-old Jose Eduardo Cepeda Luna and his 34-year-old son Cesar Eduardo Cepeda were killed.

    Lewis has been charged with two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with death, and one count each of driving with a suspended license and grand theft auto.

    Police say Cepeda called his father for help Feb. 9 after crashing into a guardrail. After the father arrived, police say Lewis ran into the two men with his 2014 Camaro then stole Luna's SUV.

    Arrest in Deadly Hit and Run

    [MI] Arrest in Deadly Hit and Run

    Police have made an arrest in a deadly hit and run.

    (Published Sunday, March 18, 2018)

    The SUV was found abandoned in Homestead and investigators matched DNA in the vehicle to 32-year-old Lewis, who was found at a hotel in Hialeah and was arrested in 2009 for attempted murder. That charge was later dropped.

    Jail records didn't indicate whether Lewis has a lawyer.

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