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Cyclist Killed In Overnight Hit And Run In Kendall

MIAMI (CBS Miami) -- Miami-Dade Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist dead Friday morning.

A man in his mid-30s was riding his bike west on Sunset Drive in Kendall when he was struck and killed by a car near 109th Avenue in Kendall shortly before 2 a.m.

Rick Compano said he would often see the man on his bike.

"Always working, always coming to work, he rides his bike to work, he lives around the corner from here," he said.

Compano said the man worked at a nearby Mexican restaurant.

"The owner is very heartbroken, very heartbroken. She's out of town right now. I spoke to her last night. It's a shame that nobody would stop for a human being like that,"

Police are searching for the driver of a newer model Mercedes Benz with front end damage.

Friday morning's deadly crash was the latest in a string of hit and run crashes in South Florida.

On Monday, a 15-year-old on his bike in Pembroke Pines was hit by a minivan. Police said the boy was dragged about 30 feet.

Last week in southwest Miami-Dade, a bicyclist was struck and killed by a car on SW 200th street.

In March, a Miami Beach pastor was hospitalized after he was struck while riding a bike.

In April, a man in his 30s was hospitalized after he was hit by a White Maserati Levante just before 8:30 p.m. at SW 8th Avenue and 7th Street in Little Havana.

The very next day, a cyclist was killed by a hit and run driver in Dania Beach.

In February, a woman was struck and killed while trying to cross the northbound lanes of US-1 near Southwest 139th Avenue.

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