UPDATE SEPTEMBER 20, 2021, 7:52 PM: The subject in this incident, David Linares, 58, has been located, arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with death and tampering with physical evidence. According to detectives, Linares confessed to his involvement in the fatal traffic crash in which he knew he struck the victim and fled the scene without rendering aid or contacting police. Linares also stated that he removed the metal rack to change the appearance of the vehicle.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL – The Miami-Dade Police Department, Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating a hit and run that left one dead late Saturday night into Sunday morning at approximately 3:42 a.m. According to investigators, a dark-colored pickup truck was traveling northbound on Krome Avenue and struck a scooter, crossing SW 14 Street.
The subject vehicle fled the scene without stopping. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and determined the 36 year old scooter driver deceased. Investigators say the subject vehicle may have front, right quarter panel and right-side damage. The vehicle is described as a Dark colored, Crew Cab Pickup truck with after-market wheels; Full-size ladder rack extending over the crew cab roof. The investigation continues.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers (305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477 visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select Give a Tip.