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Police looking for the driver of a Ford pickup in hit-and-run crash near Barry

For the Miami Herald

Nearly a month after he was severely injured in a hit-and-run crash near Barry University, Damion Beckford remains in critical condition — and Miami-Dade police are looking for the driver.

Just before 2 a.m. on April 16, Beckford, 29, was crossing Northwest Seventh Avenue near Northwest 112th Street in the Pinewood neighborhood when the driver of what police believe is a Ford F-150 pummeled him. He remains in the hospital being treated for critical injuries, police say.

Officers described the truck as a 2004 to 2010 model with front-left damage and a dark paint job.

Those with information are encouraged to contact Oscar A. Perez, a Miami-Dade police traffic homicide detective, at 305-471-2425. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Miami-Dade County Crimestoppers at 305-471-8477.

If the tip leads to the arrest of a suspect, tipsters may be eligible to receive up to $1,000.

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