Miami-Dade County

1 Man Dead, 6 Injured After Hit-and-Run Crash in NW Miami-Dade

Chopper video from the scene shows the intersection of Northwest 119th Street and 22nd Avenue closed by officers after the crash, with two cars being involved

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One man was killed and six others injured in an early morning hit-and-run crash in northwest Miami-Dade Monday.

Chopper video from the scene showed the intersection of Northwest 119th Street and 22nd Avenue closed by officers after the crash, with two cars being involved.

According to Miami-Dade Police, the incident happened around 12:35 a.m. when a red 2015 Dodge Charger Hel-Cat rear-ended a Toyota Sienna while traveling at a high rate of speed.

A total of seven people who were in the Sienna were hospitalized. Six of the victims were in stable condition while a seventh person who was transported to Ryder Trauma Center was pronounced dead.

Officials have not released the identities of the victims but said they're all men in their early 20s, and the man who died was identified by friends as 23-year-old Christopher Lopez.

A man was killed and several were injured in a hit-and-run crash in northwest Miami-Dade. NBC 6's Stephanie Bertini reports

Police said the driver of the Charger fled the scene and left their vehicle.

"The investigators of course are going to have a starting point because the vehicle was left behind but there could be several complications throughout the investigation that investigators may run into," Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said. "So this isn't necessarily a closed case."

Zabaleta said investigators are searching for the driver.

"There could be the possibility in such a crash like this with such a great impact and high rate of speed that the driver may be injured," Zabaleta said. "We are still checking with hospitals to see if in fact somebody came in with motor vehicle crash injuries.”

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