Miami Police Investigate Deadly Hit & Run Crash

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One person was killed in a crash early Sunday morning in Miami.

It happened at NW 7th Street and NW 57th Avenue.

The driver of an SUV and the driver of a car collided. The force of the crash crumpled the windshield of the car killing the driver inside. It also crushed the front of the SUV and knocked the bumper off.

Although both cars remained on the roadway following the crash, police say the surviving driver was caught a short distance away.

Miami Police were seen giving a man a number of different sobriety tests. After the tests, he was placed in handcuffs and put into the back of a police car.

Police say the surviving driver could face charges of DUI manslaughter.

Paul Jones was getting ready for Sunday morning church services when he heard the impact.

“I was unlocking the back door of the church and I heard the screech crash. I thought it was closer. I went out real quick to look at Flagler Street, back of the church, looked both ways. Everything was fine so I continued to call it in because somebody’s gonna need some help,” said Jones.

When he did see the accident scene, he knew it was serious.

“Oh boy…plenty of cop cars, streets blocked, no paramedics. That’s bad,” said Jones.

Police have not released the name of either driver.


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