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Family Mourns Mother Killed in Hit-and-Run in SW Miami

She was walking home from work when she was hit by a driver who immediately fled the scene

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A South Florida family is in mourning after a mother was killed in a hit-and-run incident in southwest Miami Saturday morning.

Jeannette Barrios, 54, was on her way to work when she was hit by a car along Southwest 304th Street. A teddy bear and flowers now mark the spot where she was found.

"I'm still in shock, I can't believe this happened to my family," said Christine Sotomayor, Barrios's niece. "She loved her kids, she laughed at everything."

Police have opened an investigation into the incident.

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