MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miramar police have made public a critical clue in their investigation into a hit and run accident which claimed the life a 6-year old boy.
On Tuesday, they released a surveillance tape which shows the car believed to have struck and killed DeAndre Binns on Miramar Parkway a week ago. Police believe it’s a 1990-1993 white Honda Accord with tinted windows. It will have front end damage and will be missing a right front hub cap. Police released the video in hopes that someone recognizes it and gives them or Crime Stoppers a call.
“We want answers, we want justice. We just want help. It could have been anyone’s kid, not just mine,” said Binns’ mother Monique Batchelor.
Batchelor said all that she has left of her son is a song he recorded for her on her cell phone days before he was hit.
The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. last Wednesday. Binns was with his mother and his mother’s boyfriend at a McDonald’s Restaturant at SW 62nd Avenue and Miramar Parkway.
When Batchelor’s boyfriend crossed the street, Binns ran to follow him and was struck. On impact the boy’s body was forced onto the hood of the car. The driver reportedly swerved to dislodge the boy’s body. When Binns fell off the car, he was run over.
Batchelor urged anyone with information to please call the police.
“If you know the car, if it used to be there and now you don’t see it anymore, if you used to see it, anything strange,” said Batchelor.
We’ve got more video coming in every day. We’re not going to quit until we find this car,” said traffic homicide investigator Seth Schaller. “
Investigators ask anyone who may information which could help them find the car or who may have been driving it that night to contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.