Broward County

Hit-and-run driver hits skateboarder

A hit-and-run driver struck a 20-year-old skateboarder and left the man on Old Dixie Highway.

The crash happened around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, police said.

According to Miami-Dade police traffic homicide investigators, Jakeize Meriweather of South Miami-Dade was skateboarding north in the 29600 block of Old Dixie when a dark-colored car hit him from behind and rolled away. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took Meriweather to Jackson Memorial South Trauma Center in critical condition.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers via phone at 305-471-8477.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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