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Woman arrested in hit and run that killed senior citizen. And there might be more charges

Maydelis Pulido in her Miami-Dade Corrections mugshot
Maydelis Pulido in her Miami-Dade Corrections mugshot

Mayadelis Pulido compounded her crime of driving a stolen a car by hitting a 79-year-old man and leaving him at a Hialeah corner, cops said.

For now, the 23-year-old Pulido sits in Miami-Dade County Jail on just a charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death. With the allegations about the car being stolen and the death of Miami Beach resident Orlando Quiala, more charges can be expected.

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Hialeah cops say Pulido made a left turn off East Fourth Avenue onto 17th Street when she struck Quiala as he tried to cross the street. She roared away in a stolen 2007 Toyota Camry, cops say, leaving Quiala in the street. He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Pulido’s Miami-Dade County criminal past includes only paying $358 in fines and court costs after a petit theft charge in 2016. As a driver, she’s been issued four tickets, but has no convictions on those tickets.

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