A 13-year-old boy was killed after a hit-and-run incident on Old Dixie Highway that had the Miami-Dade Police detectives looking for a damaged 4-door Hyundai Elantra that is involved in the tragic accident.
Detectives went back to the scene of accident on Wednesday to hand out fliers with the hopes that someone will have information regarding the described car.
Just after midnight of Saturday, a father and son were crossing Old Dixie Highway when they were struck by the vehicle that killed his son.
Curtis Gettis, the father of the boy, said that a car had struck him in the buttocks area and as he felt the pain, he also heard a thud. His 13-year-old son, Bernard Green, was behind him and perished instantly after he was thrown across the intersection as the car struck him.
The vehicle fled north on Old Dixie Highway and did not provide any help to the victims, according to Miami-Dade Traffic Homicide Detective Oscar Perez.
The car left behind evidence, a right side rearview mirror, on the street and a surveillance camera nearby was also able to capture the vehicle passing by. The police are looking for a 2001 to 2006 model of the Hyundai Elantra with damage on the right side.
Gettis demanded the suspect to turn himself in because he killed someone—and that someone is his pride and joy.
Gettis is a single father whose son, Bernard Green, had just recently moved in to Homestead from Georgia two months ago and on his short time, he left a positive impression to the community.
Charmesa White said that the boy was very caring, helpful, and respectful.
A memorial in honor of Bernard Green will be held by the community on Friday at a banquet hall in Homestead on the corner of SW 127th Avenue and SW 280th Street.
The funeral will take place on Saturday.
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