Beloved Family Member Loses His Life In Hit-and-Run Crash

Police in Hialeah are asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed an 85-year-old pedestrian earlier this month.

Station WPLG reports that the fatal crash happened on Friday, September 18th, at approximately 7:00 a.m., outside the Amelia Earhart Park located on East 65th Street and 4th Avenue.

Eyewitnesses to the incident say that the force of impact of the driver striking the man sent him into the air some 30 feet before hitting the pavement.

The driver did not stop and did not attempt to render aid to the victim, 85-year-old Angel Leandro.

Leandro was declared dead at the scene.

According to Leandro’s niece, Jenny Ramos said that her uncle took that same route for his morning walk for more than 25 years.   She told reports that she hoped that he died immediately rather than after the fact.

“A human life? You have an obligation to stop,” Ramos said.

Police say that so far, they have no description of the vehicle that struck Leandro.

“I think that’s what hurts me the most, that there was no regard for human life,” Ramos said.

She explained that it is affecting her mother much worse because she and Angel Leandro grew up together in Cuba before emigrating to the United States.

Police are asking anyone with any information about the driver or vehicle that struck Leandro to contact them through Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477.