Father Makes Public Plea After Son Is Killed In Deadly Hit-And-Run
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Oklahoma - A father watches his 3-year-old son die in his arms. The toddler was the victim of a hit-and-run near Westech and Bryan Ave, Wednesday evening.
Marland Tramble said he and his son, Aundreis, were on the way to the corner store when a car slammed into them.
"I just heard an engine revving up behind us and when I turned around the car was there," Tramble said.
Tramble said he tried to move his son out of the way but it happened too fast.
"They ran me over and just drug my baby down the street like a f****** dog."
Tramble, suffering from injuries of his own, ran down the street to check on his son.
"I went and picked him up and was trying to get him to talk to me and he was looking at me and then I lost him," Tramble cried.
His son died in his arms before authorities arrived. Although distraught, he was able to give Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) Troopers a description of the suspect's vehicle.
Troopers said, early Thursday, they were looking for a white Mazda with Oklahoma Tag 885DKL with dark tinted windows, black wheels, and orange and black sticker in the rear window.
OHP also named Mark Dwayne Robbins - a person of interest in the case.
Robbins has since turned himself in for questioning but is not currently in custody. Troopers were also able to locate the car in question. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is now processing it for evidence.
If you have any information about the case call (866) OHP-TIPS. Meanwhile, the family has this GoFund Me account set up to help with funeral expenses.