Family Of 6-Year-Old Hit & Run Victim Mourns Loss

MIAMI (CBS4) – The family of 6-year-old DeAndre Binns is preparing to bury the little boy who was the victim of a hit & run and begging the driver who hit him to come forward.

At a viewing Friday night, family and friends gathered to grieve.

“If I could, I would hug him I would say ‘I love you’ I would hold him so so close to me,” said Grandmother Shirley Adams.

Instead she has to say goodbye.

“We’re looking for some type of help, closure, comfort, and right now we’re restless. We can’t sleep. We just want to find the person who’s responsible,” said DeAndre’s mother Monique Batchelor.

A car hit and killed the child after he ran into Miramar Parkway last week. Investigators released surveillance video of a vehicle of interest in the case, possibly a 1990-1993 white Honda Accord.

Police said the driver who hit DeAndre may have swerved after the child landed on the hood of the car; then run over the little boy after he fell off.

Batchelor pleaded, “I can’t hurt you. It was my only son. I just want closure….why you didn’t stop? That’s all, please, that’s it that’s all I ask.”

Authorities say the car may have front end damage and will be missing a right front hub cap.

If you have any information about the driver or the car that hit DeAndre, call Broward County CrimeStoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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