8-Year-Old Hit and Run Victim Brain Dead, Brother Still Clinging to Life

The family of two brothers critically injured in a hit and run accident in Dania Beach Monday night spent Wednesday night at a vigil for the boys, hoping for a miracle.

A family member told NBC 6’s Marissa Bagg the younger of the two brothers, Apollo Brown, Jr., is now brain dead. Brown, Jr. is eight-years-old. His brother, Kelv’ron Florence, 14, remains in critical condition and on life support.

The brothers were walking home along Bryan Road in Dania Beach from a basketball game at school when they were hit. At the Wednesday vigil, both Selena Brown and her husband Apollo said the flood of support from loved ones has given them faith and hope.

“We love the community and love the support, thank you, thank you,” said Apollo Brown, Sr. “These are my friends and family, everyone, I love them all.”

The elder Brown said both of the kids had been on breathing machines since the accident. Brown said both kids suffered broken bones, fractures to their face, among other injuries. A family member said Kelv’ron was showing some improvement in the hospital.

“I think it’s cruel that he left on the side of the road and he’s only eight-years-old,” said Evan Perella at the Wednesday night.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said detectives are looking for the driver of a newer model, metallic silver Toyota Tacoma for the accident. Detectives believe the truck has damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle and is also missing headlight and fog light covers along with the grill emblem.

Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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