Active Hit-and-Run Cases

Troop E

If you have information on a hit-and-run crash, you can report it by calling *FHP (*347) or report it anonymously to Florida Crime Stoppers by calling **TIPS (**8477) or through the Florida Crime Stoppers smartphone phone app, available free in the Apple and Google Play stores.


Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:18 AM
Miami-Dade County
State Road 94 SW 13800 Avenue

On the above date, time and location, Miami Dade Police received several complaints from local residents of a foul odor in the area of SR 94 SW 138 Avenue. Upon further investigation, vehicle debris were found in the area which showed a collision of some type. The hit-and-run vehicle is gray in color due to debris found at the scene of the crash matching a Nissan or Infinity. After thoroughly combing the area, a bicycle was discovered which appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. A search of the area came up with a body being found nearby in the median of State Road 94 along with the bicycle. The body had started to decompose so we were not able to determine the exact time the crash occurred. The pedal cyclist was identified as David Gregory Galarza. We are seeking your assistance in solving this case. If you should have any information or need additional information, please contact Trooper Jose Sanchez at 305-308-0586.

December 24, 2015 at 5:30 AM
Miami-Dade County
State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway) NB SW 8th Street

Troop E Miami is working an active hit-and-run fatal crash that occurred on December 24, 2015 at 5:30 AM on State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway) NB SW 8 Street. V-1 a black Honda Accord 4 door that was northbound on State Road 826 in the outside lane. V-2 is a white Mercedes GLA250 was stopped on the outside emergency lane with the driver's door open. V-3, a red GMC Sierra, was stopped on the inside emergency lane on the entrance ramp to northbound State Road 826 from US-41. Driver of V-3 had exited his vehicle to assist D-2 who had also exited his vehicle and was standing on the driver's side of V-2 when V-1 entered the outside emergency lane and collided with the left side of V-2 with its right front. V-1 then struck both pedestrians, sending the two pedestrians and driver's door of V-2. V-1 left the scene without leaving any information. The pedestrian that was formerly of V-3 was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of V-1 (Lesther Hernandez) returned to the scene with her attorney, who advised she would not be giving any statements. V-1 was towed to Troop E station as evidence. FHP is seeking assistance in putting the driver behind the wheel. Please contact Trooper Jose Sanchez at 305-308-0586.