Loved ones bid farewell to child killed in hit-and-run
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- Emotions ran high Saturday as loved ones bid a final farewell to a little boy killed in a hit-and-run wreck.
The 6-year-old was struck and the person responsible, never bothered to look back. Relatives said their goodbyes Saturday, as the young victim was laid to rest.
A church filled with tears and goodbyes. Children too young to understand, tried to make sense of losing their loved one, 6-year-old Deandre Binns.
One child read at the funeral, "We know that he is Gods special little angel and we will see him again." Another child said, "Goodbye Deandre until we meet again. May your soul rest in peace."
The little boy was killed the night of January 9th, when a car hit him and left the scene at the intersection of Miramar Parkway and Southwest 62nd Avenue, as he was crossing the street with an adult.
Today his family and friends finally put Deandre to rest. His teacher JodyAnn Smith also came to pay her respects to the student she says, always warmed her heart. "He's a really smart kid. He's a sweetheart, quiet. He never gave any trouble at all, " said Smith.
Those mourning Deandre know they'll never see him again, but they're still looking for closure. "Just come forward. We just want closure. We want to know what happened. The parents need to rest. They need that closure in their hearts," said Smith.
The driver who hit and killed Deandre has not been found. The car police suspect hit Deandre is believed to be a white Honda Accord from 1990 to 1993.
If you have any information on this hit-and-run, 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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