MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An arrest has been made in a deadly hit and run crash in northwest Miami-Dade.READ MORE: Situation At Matheson Hammock Park In Miami-Dade Heats Up
Michel Vernet, 59, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.
Last Sunday night, Auguste Friznel, 51, was attempting to cross NW 7th Avenue at 103rd Street when he was hit by a white Toyota RAV4.READ MORE: FEMA-Funded South Florida Sites To Administer First Doses Of Pfizer Vaccines
Vernet was behind the wheel, according to the police.
Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the SUV did not stop after hitting Friznel and its driver did not render aid or call 911.MORE NEWS: CVS, NAACP Team Up To Get COVID Vaccines To People Of Color In South Florida
Vernet turned himself in to the police Thursday evening. During questioning he reportedly admitted to Friznel, he said he hit the brakes but couldn’t avoid hitting him. When asked why he didn’t stop, Vernet said he was scared and feared his insurance would go up, according to police.