Family holds funeral for young hit-and-run victim
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- Family and friends gathered to say their final farewell after a young boy was killed by a hit-and-run driver.
Deandre Binns' family and friends attended his funeral Friday night. They said they will never get a chance to see him grow up into a wonderful man. "It's like I see him right in front of me every day," said his father Jermaine Binns. "I will never forget this little guy and I will always wonder what he could have been."
Deandre, 6, was hit by a vehicle as he crossed Miramar Parkway along Southwest 62nd Avenue on Jan. 9th. Deandre was following his family across the street to a McDonald's.
Whoever struck Deandre was last seen swerving, trying to get the child's body off the hood and eventually managed to flick him forward and then ran over him. "He was taken away from us. It's very sad, and we still can't find the person responsible for this," said his mother Monique Batchelor.
"Please, if someone out there knows something, please, it could have been your child," said older Binns.
Deandre's family just wants some closure and wants the driver to come forward. "That was my only son. I just want closure to know what happened and why you didn't stop, that's all," said Batchelor.
If you know anything on the incident and the driver of a four-door white sedan, possibly a Honda Accord from the early 90s, you are urged to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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