Police discover new clues in hit-and-run case
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) -- Officials have discovered a new clue in a deadly hit-and-run, and police hope it leads them straight to the dangerous driver.
North Miami Police have collected a few pieces of the pick up truck involved in the deadly hit-and-run accident that happened off North Miami Avenue and 123rd Terrace.
Wednesday, black and white surveillance video was released of the accident. It appears an older model, two-tone pick up truck was driving down North Miami Avenue before it struck 75-year-old Charles Lafevre.
Police said the pick up truck is believed to be a 1980's or 1990's model.
Lafevre died on the street and the driver of the truck kept on going.
The accident occurred Monday, just before 7 p.m. Police said pieces of glass from the headlight are a big clue because the headlights for most vehicles these days are made with plastic. "From the debris that the investigators found on the scene," said North Miami Police Maj., Neal Cuevas, "They believe that there is substantial front end damage, at least to the headlight area."
If you recognize the vehicle or know someone who went home with shattered glass headlights, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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