Miami-Dade County

Woman Wasn't Driver in Bal Harbour Hit-and-Run That Killed Teen: MDPD

Ethan Gordon, 14, was killed in the hit-and-run on Collins Avenue Saturday night

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Authorities have found a woman they were seeking in connection with a hit-and-run in Bal Harbour that left a teen bicyclist dead over the weekend, officials said.

Investigators made contact with the attorney for 24-year-old Luisa Fernanda Ahearn, who had been sought in connection with the Saturday evening crash that killed 14-year-old Ethan Gordon, Miami-Dade Police said Monday.

Police said Tuesday that Ahearn was not the driver of the car. They also confirmed that the car had been found.

Gordon was trying to cross a pedestrian walkway to get on a bridge bike path when he was struck by a car in the 10200 block of Collins Avenue.

He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center where he died from his injuries.

Police released a photo of Ahearn on Sunday and said they were looking for her in connection with the crash but officials didn't say what her possible involvement may have been.

The car involved, a 2018 Kia Optima with the license plate IYY-I58, has been moved to impound, officials said Tuesday.

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

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