Miami, FL (April 12, 2019) - A man died has died following a hit-and-run crash early this morning. The incident took place around 3:00 a.m. at the intersection of 15th Street and Alton Road.
The Miami Beach Police responded to the scene and found the victim lying in the roadway. He was pronounced dead by rescue workers. Police then went on a search for the suspected driver. He was located about 30 minutes later near 59th Street and Collins Avenue. The suspect's vehicle had damage to the windshield, indicating that it had just been involved in a crash. Police have identified the driver as 37-year-old Volodymr Shyshko.
Following an investigation, Shyshko was charged with several offenses, including DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the family of the man killed in this tragic hit-and-run. Hit-and-run crashes occur daily in Florida and account for almost 25% of all traffic accidents in our state. Many perpetrators choose to flee the scene of a crash knowing that they have caused severe damage and destruction.
A hit-and-run crash can leave you feeling upset and devastated. In the case of a fatality, you may have valuable legal rights on behalf of your deceased family member. Our Florida wrongful death attorneys at Rubenstein Law can advise you on the best path to take in the aftermath of a fatal crash. We have over 30 years of experience assisting injured Floridians and their families and we welcome the opportunity to help you as well.
For your free consultation, please call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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