MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The household of a Miami girl who died after being hit by two autos that fled the scene has made an emotional plea for anybody with data to return ahead.
According to police, on October sixteenth, round 8 p.m., Ana Paulina Garcia was struck at NW 1 Avenue and NW 79 Street in Little Haiti.
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Her household stated Garcia was struck moments after getting off a bus as she was heading dwelling.
Garcia’s daughter-in-law Elizabeth Liriano described her as a sort and loving particular person.
“My mother-in-law would do everything for her family and her great-grandkids. She would help anybody,” she stated.
Liriano is inconsolable.
“It’s not human to hit somebody and leave. And a second car, it has to be inhuman that they would do this, treating someone like a dog and doing this,” she stated.
Garcia was a mom of three youngsters, she additionally had 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
“She was an unbelievable grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her children and was selfless and religious,” stated Garcia’s son Chihyang Liu. “For this to happen, we are in shock.”
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Liu stated his grief is compounded by the current lack of his 45-year-old brother due to COVID-19.
“I just buried my brother last month,” stated Liriano.
Miami police stated the primary automobile to hit Garcia, 75, was a black or dark-colored SUV
“Possibly a Toyota, it will have front-end damage to the grill and the hood,” stated Detective Alexandr Mena.
The make and mannequin of the second automobile are unknown.
Police stated there was a rise in hit and run instances this year.
“We just want answers and closure. If you have seen something, please help us,” stated Liu. “For this to happen to my mother, we are broken, we just want peace and justice for my mom. She didn’t deserve this.”
Anyone with data relating to the incident is requested to name Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or go to the web site at crimestoppersmiami.com and choose “Give a Tip.”
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There is a reward of as much as $5,000 for data that results in arrests.