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Man crossing Miami street with walker is struck and killed; motorist flees

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MIAMI — Miami police are investigating after a man was struck and killed while crossing a street early Saturday.

The victim is described as an elderly man, who was trying to cross Northwest 7th Street with the assistance of a walker around 6 a.m.

Witnesses told police a gray or silver vehicle, possibly a Mazda, hit the man, then fled.

The victim is believed to have been homeless. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle is believed to be a white man in his 50s.

Separately, a 61-year-old Venice man was struck and killed while crossing a Sarasota County street just before 10 p.m. Friday. The Florida Highway Patrol said the victim crossed into the path of the car.

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