Driver in Custody After Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Southwest Miami-Dade

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  • Florida Highway Patrol officials say the incident occurred along U.S. 1 near the intersection of Southwest 260th Street just after 3:30 a.m.

A driver was arrested Thursday morning after police say he fled the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash in Southwest Miami-Dade, killing a bicyclist he allegedly struck.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said the incident occurred along U.S. 1 near the intersection of Southwest 260th Street just after 3:30 a.m., when a white Chevrolet sedan struck the bicyclist and drove away.

That bicyclist, who has not been identified, was declared dead at the scene.

The driver of the sedan, identified as 33-year-old Nelson Rodriguez, was stopped near Southwest 296th Street a short time later by Miami-Dade Police officers and turned over to FHP troopers, officials said.

Police have not said what charges will be filed in the case and if alcohol or speed played a role.

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