The hit-and-run driver who killed a bicyclist Monday morning in Liberty City surrendered to authorities later that day, according to the Miami Police Department.
Police said George Luis Amparo, 35, turned himself in at 1 p.m. Monday accompanied by family members.
The fatal crash happened Monday morning in the area of Northwest 12th Avenue and 51st Street, near Hadley Park.
Police said a man was riding his bike to work when a black 2014 to 2016 model Nissan Rouge SUV slammed into him. The driver, later identified as Amparo, took off without stopping to help and did not call 911.
The victim was identified as 44-year-old Mark Luke James, police said.
"It’s better to just stop at the scene and try to render aid by calling 911, that’s all that needs to be done," said Officer Michael Vega. "By leaving the scene now you’re facing a felony charge and could be facing many years in jail.”
The vehicle was recovered with front-end damage. Amparo was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
He is being held on no bond.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.