Car strikes tree, goes up in flames in what Miramar investigators now believe was a hit and run

A crash that killed a driver Monday afternoon after the Infiniti the person was driving left the road and struck several trees, then burst into flames is now being investigated as a hit and run, according to Miramar police.

At 12:53 p.m. Monday, Miramar Police and Miramar Fire-Rescue responded to the 17800 block of Miramar Pkwy.

There, they found the vehicle charred and the driver, who has yet to be positively identified, dead.

As traffic homicide investigators spent the afternoon gathering evidence and speaking with possible witnesses, they were able to determine the driver was likely involved in a crash with another car, believed to be a newer model, two-door, mint green Dodge Challenger with front passenger side damage.

Police are searching for the driver of this vehicle, possibly a newer model mint green Dodge Challenger, in connection to a deadly crash in Miramar.

The severity of the crash forced the lanes of traffic on Miramar Parkway west of 178th Avenue to be shut down four hours.

Police said the driver of the Dodge Challenger quickly took off, leaving the person behind the wheel of the Infiniti for dead.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

Watch raw video of the crash scene below:

What initially appeared to be a single-vehicle crash in Miramar is now being investigated as a hit and run. The driver died at the scene.Read More

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