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Miami police searching for driver involved in hit and run that killed homeless man

Miami police are looking for a driver who was involved in a hit and run crash that killed a homeless man Friday morning.

Officers were called to the intersection of Northwest 23th Court and Seventh Street around 6:00 a.m. after a pedestrian was hit by a gray or silver Mazda, police said.

Witnesses told police that the driver, a man in his 50s wearing glasses, fled east after striking an elderly man who was trying to cross Northwest Seventh Street with the help of a walker.

The victim, 73-year-old Victoriano Fernandez, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center by Miami Fire Rescue where he later died.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the case to contact the Miami Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Unit at (305) 603-6525 or Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477.