HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) — Homestead Police are searching for a driver who hit and killed a bicyclist and sped off early Saturday morning.READ MORE: Hundreds Gathered In Wynwood To Protest Violence Against Palestinians
Police said 29-year old Joe Edward Torres was riding his bike near the intersection of Krome Ave. and Mowry Drive just before 7:00 a.m.
That’s when a silver or gray small SUV hit Torres then sped off.
“If they’re scared of if you guys were drunk or something, please turn yourself in,” pleads Torres’ family friend Sylvia. “Sooner or later, your conscious is going to hit you and you’re not going to be able to live in peace because God knows who you are.
“We might not know who you are, but God knows who you are.”
Authorities said the car possibly has damage to the front left corner and possibly the hood and windshield.READ MORE: Frost Science Opens New Exhibit Centered Around Pterosaurs
The Torres Family speaks about the 29-year-old victim, who was known by those close to him as Joey.
Torres is described as a kind and generous man who was raised by his grandmother and worked at a flower packing company.
His family says Torres was pedaling home when he was hit.
The surveillance video shows someone getting out of a car in the area where Torres laid injured, but its unclear who that driver was.
At this moment, the Torres family’s loss is amplified by knowing someone left Torres to die.
Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.MORE NEWS: Body Of Missing Miami Teen Diani Gomez Sanchez Found Near Marina
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