MIAMI BEACH, FL : Detectives search for white Kia Sorrento after hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach on Thursday, 21st January 2021
Officers are searching for the person who was behind the wheel of a white 2020 Kia Sorrento with Florida tag KCMD06 that they say was involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash Thursday night in Miami Beach.
Detectives said the driver ran over a man who was crossing Fifth Street at Michigan Avenue around 7 p.m. and sped away — leaving South Beach westbound on the MacArthur Causeway.
The victim died at the hospital Friday morning, police confirmed. He was in his 50s but his name was not released.
Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department, said the pedestrian did not have the right of way, but the driver’s decision to leave the scene will result in serious charges.
“The vehicle had the right of way, the pedestrian did not. That vehicle, though, chose to not stop and fled, which resulted in this man’s death,” Rodriguez said.