Jason Parker

Truck Driver Dies After Fight Outside Allapattah Gas Station

Police are investigating after a truck driver was found dead in the middle of a busy street in Allapattah Thursday morning.

Officers arrived before 6 a.m. at the scene off Northwest 36th Street and 32nd Avenue where they found the victim near a Valero gas station.

According to Miami Police, the victim got into a dispute inside the gas station with another man. That man went back to his car and grabbed a machete and the victim began running down NW 36th Street.

A car that hit the victim stayed on the scene, but officials still haven't determined if he died due to being stabbed or from being hit by a car.

The victim was later identified as 38-year-old Yonny Lafont Mendez.

Police located the white Mitsubishi Fuso flatbed vehicle that fled the scene Friday.

The incident remains under investigation.

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