By Brooke Shafer

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A woman was killed in a hit and run crash early Friday morning in southwest Miami-Dade.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the woman was trying to cross the northbound lanes of US-1 near Southwest 139th Avenue around 4 a.m. when she was hit by a car. FHP said the driver responsible did not stay at the scene.

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The woman died before she could be taken to a hospital.

People who drive in the area said this part of southwest Miami-Dade is known for its traffic.

“The traffic is so heavy in the mornings and in the evenings,” said Helen Baxter.

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Troopers have not released information on the woman who died nor did they say if they had a description of the vehicle that drove away.

The FHP has asked for help in finding the driver.

“You need to turn yourself in. Don’t leave nobody there in the middle of the road to die, render aid, call the police,” said Baxter.

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