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COCONUT GROVE – (CBS4) – Miami Police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old high school athlete who was struck by a woman driving a Jeep in Coconut Grove Saturday night.

Police say the teen had been jogging in the area of Virginia Street and West Trade Avenue when he was struck and killed.

Renee Sherman said she ran outside her Coconut Grove home as soon as she heard the crash.

“I looked outside and there was a person dead center of my apartment lying on the ground,” Sherman said. “The woman who was driving the Jeep, I guess they were doing a sobriety or drug test.”

The case is being investigated as a possible DUI manslaughter case. The teen’s identity was not immediately released.

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Comments (4)
  1. E.T. says:

    Drunks, stay at home. Take a taxi or a bus if you want to get your fix.

    1. Mike says:

      Yes, that SHOULD be the logical fix to the “hit and run” problem in South Florida. The problem is that most people down here have one brain cell and have no clue what the word ethics means, or how to follow it. Either that or they are illegal.

  2. Marie says:

    Drunk driving in this state does not seem of any importance to state attorney or most politicians,

    I wonder if they are more concerned with the revenue bars,clubs,etc make in selling alcohol.

    If you want to see a state which has suffered under republican lawlessness just look at Florida.
    Yes republican politicians they talk a good talk but the state under them has just suffered with a big increase in DUI and hit and runs.

  3. Vanessa Benitez says:

    So sad. What an avoidable and tragic death, and at 18 there is still so much they had in store for them. It is never okay to drive under the influence, no matter what. No party that good to get to, no food that delicious to scoop up, no drink special that cheap that its worth it. If you are drinking stay where you are until you are not a threat to others or make sure you have a designated driver on hand. As a matter of fact, I believe there is a volunteer service (if you are too cheap to get a taxi)
    that will pick you up and drive you if you are too drunk to drive all in an effort to prevent accidents resulting from drunk driving.

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