An arrest has been made in a deadly hit and run accident in Dania Beach earlier this month that claimed the life of an 8-year-old boy.
Zachary Benjamins, 22, was charged with failure to remain at an accident scene involving a death, failure to stop at an accident scene involving a serious injury and tampering with evidence.
On Dec. 8, two brothers, Apollo Brown Jr., 8, and Kelvron Florence, 14, were struck at 100 Bryan Rd. while walking home from a basketball game.
The boys’ grandmother said she was going to pick them up from a basketball game at Attucks Middle School but had a flat tire. While she was waiting to borrow her neighbor’s car, the boys decided to walk home, and that’s when they were hit.
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Both were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in critical condition.
On Friday, Dec. 19, Apollo died. His brother is still in the hospital. Kelvon is awake but still hasn’t spoken.