MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The family of a woman who was killed in a Miami hit and run crash earlier this month has asked for the public’s help in finding the person responsible.
On June 18th, Rose Marie Jackson was struck while walking southbound on NW 2nd Avenue at the intersection and 21st Street around 1:30 a.m.
Miami Fire Rescue took the 62-year-old to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she died.
“I had phoned her two to three days before, not thinking something like this was going to happen,” said Jackson’s niece Janie Jackson. “If I could turn back the hands of time I would.”
Jackson said she cherished her aunt.
“It’s really important to love your family, every day tell them how much you love them because you just don’t know,” said Jackson.
Jackson’s family said they don’t understand why the driver didn’t stop, leaving their loved one to die in the street.
“That’s out aunt and we are human. We have feelings, we are mournful just like any other family would mourn for their loved ones,” said Jackson’s niece Bonita Barrett.
Miami police say the vehicle that struck Jackson was a newer model dark charcoal gray Infiniti QX60 SUV. It was last seen southbound on N.W. 2nd Avenue from N.W. 21st Street.
Police say the SUV will have front end damage from the crash.
“This individual has talked to someone, has shared information, and we need either the driver or the people that they spoke with to come forward and help us out,” said Detective Marin Lopez.
Anyone with information on the vehicle or its driver is asked to contact the Miami Dade County Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or go to crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip” or Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.