Gary King had spent the evening with his girlfriend and was riding his bike home to Richmond Heights before dawn Wednesday, when he was struck by a motorist and killed, a family member said.
By late morning Monday Miami-Dade police had confirmed that a man was killed and that the driver didn’t stop or call police, but wouldn’t confirm that King, 54, was the victim.
“It’s safe to say it’s a hit and run,” said Miami-Dade police Detective Marjorie Eloi.
John King, Gary King’s first cousin, was one of the first people on the scene. He said his cousin had just left a visit with his girlfriend in West Perrine and was driving north on Southwest 102nd Avenue at 171st Street, when he was struck. He believes the crash happened at about 3 a.m.
“There were no skid marks or nothing,” John King said. “The driver didn’t stop.”