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Police release video in fatal hit-and-run crash

Police are looking for the driver of this red Chevrolet S10 that hit Onofre Perez and drove off on May 27.
Police are looking for the driver of this red Chevrolet S10 that hit Onofre Perez and drove off on May 27. MIAMI POLICE

Miami Police on Monday released surveillance video of a hit-and-run crash last month that claimed the life a former Cuban political prisoner.

The surveillance video, taken from Sedano's supermarket at 6709 West Flagler Street in Flagami, shows Onofre Perez, 79, walking on the sidewalk along West Flagler on May 27 around 12:45 p.m.

As he crosses Northwest 67th Avenue, a pickup truck making a right turn onto Flagler smacks into him, sending him into the middle of the street.

"We know the truck hit him and never stopped to look back," said Miami Police Spokeswoman Frederica Burden.

Perez, who was well known in the Cuban exile community, died Saturday from his injuries.

Police described the truck as a red Chevrolet S10.

Anyone with information should call Miami Traffic Homicide at 305-603-6525 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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