HIALEAH GARDENS, FL - Authorities have identified the pedestrian who died after being hit by two vehicles in Hialeah Gardens Tuesday morning.
This is an update to a previous story.
According to WPLG, the victim was 67-year-old Julio Leon Perez. Miami-Dade Police say he was waiting to be picked up by relatives near a nursing home on Frontage Road when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla at about 6 a.m.
Perez was then struck a second time by a dark-colored vehicle which left the scene, and was pronounced dead. The Toyota driver stayed at the scene.
Police are now searching for the driver of the second vehicle.
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