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Apr 21, 6:10 AM EDT

Police: Man leads police chase, leaves car and fatally hit


MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities say a man was fatally stuck after he ditched his car and ran across State Route 112 to escape police during a chase.

Miami-Dade Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said in a news releast that the man was fatally struck Thursday night after he committed a robbery in Brownsville and then led police on a chase.

Zabaleta says the man headed west before pulling over and bailing out his vehicle. Authorities say he crossed the median into the eastbound lanes and was hit by a taxi.

The man died on the scene. Neither the taxi driver nor the passengers were injured.

Police are still investigating.

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