Sources said that Amir Pelleg, his wife Zulma, and their young daughters Aviva and Ariella had gone to the Gilbert Samson Oceanfront Park across from their Sunny Isles Beach home on Sunday evening and were waiting at a bus stop to cross Collins Avenue at 174th at approximately 8 PM when they were hit by a driver in his mid twenties.
Pelleg, a 33 year old associate legal counsel for Kayne Anderson Real Estate, died of his injuries. Zulma Pelleg and her two daughters were airlifted to local hospitals with serious injuries but are expected to recover.
The driver of the late model Honda Odyssey was identified as 26-year-old Joseph Franco, according to ABC News (http://bit.ly/2z6obri). Franco remained on scene and tested negative for alcohol. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is continuing its investigation of the crash, including whether the driver may have been distracted when the accident occurred.