Aventura police on Sunday identified a pedestrian struck and killed by a car in a hit-and-run in Aventura.
Richard James Flaherty, 69, was found dead at 7 Saturday morning in the center median in the 2900 block of Northeast 199th Street, near the Aventura Mall. Police said he was a decorated Vietnam War combat veteran.
Aventura police have located the vehicle and said the suspected driver is cooperating with investigators.
Investigators said the incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. They located the vehicle involved in the incident Saturday afternoon.
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Sgt. Chris Goranitis could not confirm the make and model of the vehicle and said the investigation remains active.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Aventura police at 305-466-8999 or Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-8477.