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Man killed in South Beach hit-and-run identified as British tourist

Miami Beach police have identified the man killed in a hit-and-run early Tuesday as Andrew James Hamilton, a 27-year-old tourist visiting from the United Kingdom.

Around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Hamilton was crossing Collins Avenue at 11th Street when a fast-moving silver convertible BMW hit him.

Hamilton died on the street. The driver took off running, and police are still looking for him. Three female passengers stayed behind and were detained for questioning.

Police are still investigating.

“At this time our investigators are actively processing all the evidence and pursuing all leads,” said police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez.

Joey Flechas: 305-376-3602, @joeflech

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