Published: Mar 25, 2013 10:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities are searching for a Miami driver they say struck and killed a bicyclist before fleeing the scene.
    
Miami-Dade Police said 50-year-old Alejandro Hermis was riding his bike early Sunday morning when a light color Dodge Durango SUV struck him from behind. Witnesses said the driver dragged Hermis about 50-feet before stopping twice to dislodge the man from underneath the vehicle.
    
Once Hermis was free, authorities said the driver sped off.
    
Hermis died at the scene. Anyone with information about the driver is urged to call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).

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