Arrest Made In Deadly Hit And Run

posted by Alicia Gentile & Erica Rodriguez -

UPDATE: 6/14 9:45a

Miami Police detectives believe they've found the driver who slammed into an elderly woman and let her die in the street.

They've arrested Ricardo Gonzalez.

The 25-year-old is charged with vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of a deadly accident and attempt to tamper with physical evidence.

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A family desperate for answers after a fatal hit and run in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Miami police say an elderly woman was crossing the street at the intersection of NW 9th Street and 37th Avenue Sunday night when a high speed driver hit and killed Hilda Garcia instantly.  Now the family is asking the public for help.

"Not only did you take an innocent life, you destroyed a family.  I haven't slept in three days," said Tony Bolanos, the victim's nephew.

Detectives believe the vehicle involved may be a 2005-2009 black or dark charcoal gray Pontiac.  If you have any information on this hit and run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

2005 Pontiac G6

Miami Police detectives believe a 2005 to 2009 dark-colored Pontiac G6 was responsible for striking and killing Hilda Garcia.  Cops say it's possible there is heavy damage to the front end.

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