Hialeah, FL (November 30, 2019) - Two people are dead and two others hurt following a hit-and-run crash in Hialeah. The crash took place on Friday, November 29th at the intersection of East First Avenue and Ninth Street.
According to reports from authorities, a driver was traveling at a high rate of speed through an intersection. Moments later, the car collided with another vehicle causing the vehicle to erupt in flames. Two people were pronounced dead from the impact of the collision. Two others were hurt and were airlifted to a local hospital in unknown condition. The driver who caused the crash, 32-year-old Leandro Perez, fled the scene on foot following the collision. Perez was later apprehended by the police. Following an investigation, he was charged with DUI and fleeing the scene of a crash with injuries.
An investigation is ongoing and no further information is available.
Hit-and-run crashes account for about 25% of all accidents in our state. Many hit-and-run collisions are serious or fatal in nature. Drivers who leave the scene of a crash will face criminal charges and also will be held responsible for the injuries and damages inflicted upon their victims. Our condolences go out to the families who were affected by this tragic crash in Hialeah.
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