It’s been nearly a year since Carlos Garcia Chacon and Nidia Vega traveled from Colombia to visit friends and family in Florida. But their vacation was cut short on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at around 5:16 a.m., when Chacon was struck and killed in the 300 block of Northwest 109th Avenue.
Miami-Dade Police say the 35-year-old was crossing the street when a car hit him and then fled southbound. The driver never stopped to help Chacon or called to report the crash. Someone in the area saw Chacon on the floor and called the police.
Chacon left behind his wife of nine years and his young daughter.
Since that day, Vega said her life has changed for the worse. She's now pleading with anyone who has information on the case to come forward.
“I ask from my heart to the person who knows something, that has seen something, or knows who is responsible, or the person responsible, to please look at me, to look at my daughter and realize that we are alone,” she said.
The driver has never been identified and police say there was no evidence left behind, except skid marks.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.