Family of little boy who died after being hit by car working to raise money for funeral expenses

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The family of a little boy who died last week after being hit by a car in S.W. Oklahoma City is trying to raise money for funeral expenses.

Shortly before 5 p.m. last Thursday, officers were called to the 1300 block of S.W. 59th St. after learning about a car hitting a pedestrian in the area.

The pedestrian turned out to be five-year-old Quintill Banks.

Now, family members are mourning the loss of the 5-year-old boy whose life was taken too soon.

"He loved to play with his daddy, his brothers and sisters. He loved to make everybody laugh," Quinton Murphy, Quintill's father said."

Police say a group of children was playing on the side of the street, when the boy stepped into traffic.

That is when police say Robert Earl Mize II, 35, struck the boy with his car.

The boy was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"He ran my baby over twice. All of the rest of the cars stopped but him," Murphy said.

Officials performed CPR on him all the way to the hospital but, once they arrived, it was determined he would not survive.

On Friday, Mize was arrested on complaints of second-degree murder, causing an accident without a valid driver’s license resulting in death, possession of a controlled dangerous substance(meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is currently being held without bond.


Now, Murphy and the rest of the family are trying to raise money to give Quintill a proper burial.

"We just need help from help from anybody, anyone, anything that's possible," Murphy said.

Murphy says the family is still grieving.

"Been trying to hold strong you know as a father. I've been trying. But the kids, they saw it so they've been taking it hard," Murphy said. "His mom, everybody's been taking it hard. "

"I'd do anything to get my baby back, just to hold him, tell him I love him one more time," Murphy said.

If you would like to help Quintill's family, please check out their GoFundMe page.

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