Miami-Dade County

Police Search for Driver After Man on Scooter Killed in Hit-and-Run in SW Miami-Dade

The incident was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. in the area of Southwest 296th Street and Old Dixie Highway, Miami-Dade Police officials said

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Authorities are searching for a driver after a man on an electric scooter was killed in a hit-and-run in southwest Miami-Dade Wednesday morning.

The incident was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. not far from a bus stop in the area of Southwest 296th Street and Old Dixie Highway, Miami-Dade Police officials said.

Officials said the 20-year-old man was struck by a red Honda that fled the scene. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Footage from the scene showed the man's body covered by a tarp and broken pieces of the electric scooter nearby.

Officials haven't released the man's identity.

NBC 6's Julia Bagg is in southwest Miami-Dade with the details of the deadly crash.

Traffic homicide detectives are investigating the incident and believe the vehicle has front-end and windshield damage.

Surveillance footage from a business on Old Dixie Highway showed the suspect vehicle zooming past just moments after the hit-and-run. The business owner said investigators estimated the car was going around 90 mph.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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