Miami, FL (June 13, 2019) - A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash that took place on Thursday, June 13th. According to authorities, the crash occurred on US-1 near Southwest 260 Street.
33-year-old Nelson Rivera Rodriguez was driving a Chevy sedan southbound on US-1 when he collided with a bicyclist. The bicyclist was crossing US-1 at the time of the collision. Rodriguez fled the scene after impact and before police could arrive. A witness who saw the crash called the police, who responded and later located Rodriguez inside his car near the crash scene. He was arrested on several charges, including DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
Police have not identified the deceased bicyclist and are working to notify his family at this time.
Fatal accidents take place each day in Florida. These crashes are typically reported about every three hours. Hit-and-run accidents account for about 25% of all crashes in Florida and can often have serious and catastrophic results. Our thoughts go out to the family of the deceased bicyclist in this tragic crash in Miami.
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