MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a car thought to be involved in a hit & run which killed an elderly woman on the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) Friday afternoon.

FHP Spokesperson Joe Sanchez an elderly couple, identified by family members as Juan and Marta Miranda, were traveling southbound on SR 826 when they were rear-ended just south of NW 74th.

The couple’s car spun out of control and came to a stop against a concrete wall.

Juan Miranda was taken to the hospital in an ambulance, his wife Marta was airlifted to the hospital, where she later died.

Family members tell CBS4 that Juan and Marta Miranda were married for 54 years, and Marta’s birthday was Christmas Day. She would have been 74.

Police are looking for a dark colored, medium size, 200o model car with right front damage.

Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

Comments (4)
  1. mari says:

    very sad !!! my condolences to the family and friend… and honestly i really dont know what kind of a world we live in that people have no concience what so ever. But there is a god up there watching it ALL !!! There are just no words to better describe how inhumane some animals are driving in our roadways. May she REST in PEACE

  2. Mario says:

    I know this family wvery well. We are all shocked and stunned by the passing of Mrs. Miranda. She was a wonderful person and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. My she rest in peace. I trust that the authorities will persecute this haneous crime and place the criminal behind this tragedy in jail.

  3. Salma says:

    I grew up with Juan and Marta as my neighbors. They lived across the street from us for almost 20 years and I still cannot believe that she has passed. May God give this family the strength to get through this and find peace. I hope and pray that this horrible human being is caught. He/she has no right to breath air as a free civilian, I hope they are caught and spend the rest of their sorry lives in jail.

  4. MaineMooseRecluse says:

    The Nest Robber
    Who’s this monster,
    That is loose?
    Why is it driving
    drinking booze?
    Had to snooze?
    Thoughtless weaver,
    A deciever?
    Who’s the monster
    that wont stop?
    Call a cop ?
    Help the hurt?
    Yes, it’s curt!
    He’s the crow
    That always owes,
    Someone knows?
    Never pays,
    Every law,
    Has no flaws?
    Who’s this monster robbing nests?
    Breaking up a maited pair
    Happy nests in disrepair..
    Nurturing nests
    Will have no rest
    Until its arrest.
    You who read this ,
    Please be aware.
    Monster’s driving
    thriving and surviving.
    Monster drives around your street
    Around your children ‘s little feet.
    Robbing nests of young and old,
    Monster’s out there in the cold.

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