An early morning hit-and-run crash on Florida's Turnpike in southwest Miami-Dade left one person dead and investigators searching for the driver who struck him.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho said the crash took place just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the northbound lanes of the Turnpike near Southwest 216th Street.
According to investigators, a white pickup truck the victim was a passenger in became disabled and pulled over. The victim got out of the truck and walked into the roadway to signal for help, when he was struck by a white box truck.
The victim died at the scene while the truck fled. Officials did not release the victim's identity or any other details of the truck involved.
All lanes were closed until just before 6 a.m. as troopers continued their investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FHP or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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