MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police are asking for the public’s help as they work to solve a deadly hit and run.
It happened September 27th in the 17000 block of NW 67th Avenue. Yanitza Roques, 46, was struck by two SUVs just before 11 p.m.
On Wednesday, traffic homicide detectives went to the intersection of NW 167th Street and NW 67th Avenue where they handed out flyers and talked to residents to see if they could develop new leads that would help them find the drivers responsible.
Surveillance video from the block shows Roques out walking her dog with her when a black 2017 Hyundai SUV makes a U-turn and hits her. As she’s lying on the ground, she’s struck by a second SUV. That driver did stop to render aid.
Police said the first driver never stopped or called 911 to report that a woman had been struck.
Roques’ daughter, Marisol O’Farrill, said there’s no way the driver didn’t know that they had hit someone.
“She was physically in front of their car, you’ve had to have seen her,” she said.
“Obviously nobody means to do something like this but to drive away, that’s someone with an evil mindset with no conscience, someone that just doesn’t care or value human life,” she added.
Roques died on the scene. Her beloved poodle, Mimi, survived the deadly accident.
“Now I am going to have to explain that to my child every time she asks for her grandmother,” said O’Farrill.
Homicide detectives say it’s a possibility that the first driver didn’t see that they had it Roques. They would like to talk to them.
“It may not be intentional but we need whatever information they can possibly provide,” said Detective Chris Thomas.
O’Farrill said the intersection where her mother was struck was quite busy that night, but police have gotten little help from people were in the area and may have seen something that could help with the investigation.
“There were so many people on the scene and nobody has come forward and that just drives me insane because somebody has to have a conscience,” said O’Farrill.
Anyone with information that can help the police is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 493-TIPS (8477).