Family looking for answers after husband, father of 2 killed by hit-and-run driver

Posted at 9:47 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 05:42:21-04

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — Troy police need your help finding a driver who fled the scene of a fatal hit and run last Friday in Troy.

The victim’s family is pleading for the driver to come forward.

JV Binkley was a loving father of two and a husband. His life was tragically cut short after a driver hit him Friday, then fled the scene. His family is looking for answers and for someone to come forward with information.

"It doesn’t even seem real at this point that he’s gone," said Isabella Binkley, JV Binkley's daughter.

Forty-eight-year-old JV Binkley was just doing what he does everyday, working hard trying to support his family.

"He fills vending machines and he was coming back out to get supplies," Isabella said. "When he was coming back out he was struck by the car."

He was hit by a car shortly before 9 a.m. outside a medical building on the 500 block of Kirts Blvd. in Troy.

"I know that we meant the world to him and he meant the world to us," Isabella said. "He really was the best father, the best husband, the best son, brother-in-law. He was just the most amazing person."

He leaves behind a wife and two children. Troy police are hoping someone either saw something or knows something and will come forward.

"If anybody in the public knows anything about this crash please call us," Lt. Josh Jones with Troy police said. "Any information that we could get would be helpful to us."

For the Binkley family, their life is now full of pain and sorrow. The man who would do anything for them, go out of his way to put a smile on their face, is now gone. The family is now left looking for answers.

"Any bit of information that can help us would be greatly appreciated and it will help us get more peace of mind," Isabella said. "It’s hard to say what it's going to be like without him, but I just know it’s going to be hard."

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for the kids' education that JV was working to pay for.

Troy police are looking for a dark colored SUV, however, they have no model or year description. If you know anything call Troy police at 248-524-3443 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-speak up.