MIAMI BEACH

Hit-and-run crash kills pedestrian in South Beach

 
 
A pedestrian in South Beach was fatally struck early Saturday by a driver who police say fled the scene.
A pedestrian in South Beach was fatally struck early Saturday by a driver who police say fled the scene.
Rick Hirsch

ebenn@MiamiHerald.com

A South Beach driver struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday and sped away without a trace, according to police.

The victim, whose identity police did not reveal other than to say they believed he was middle-age and homeless, was hit in the westbound lanes of Fifth Street between Lenox and Michigan avenues.

His red umbrella, a shoe and other personal belongings remained at the crash site hours after the incident, which investigators said happened sometime before 3:30 a.m.

Police re-opened that stretch of Fifth Street before noon on Saturday. Investigators said no witnesses have come forward, and they did not have a description of the suspect’s vehicle.

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