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Victim identified in deadly hit-and-run in Aventura

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.

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.

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