He was a victim of what appeared to be a shock and run after his car collided with a house in Northwest Miami Dade.
The white car crashed into a house near Northwest 14th Avenue and 77th Terrace, around midnight, after it was hit by another vehicle and fled the scene, Wednesday.
Alice Biddle, 84, said she was unsure why the car hit her home nearly 60 years ago.
Biddle said, “I’m lying, and I hear someone,” Pam! “
Minister Anthony Dorden knew that the victim was his 40-year-old nephew, Edward Dorden, whom his friends and family called “John”.
He shared a picture of Edward from his wedding, just last month.
“I was very shocked, and I’m still trying to deal with the impact of what happened,” Anthony said. “I was honored to have his wedding and also did my older brother’s funeral two weeks ago, so it was very, very painful.”
Anthony held a memorial in honor of his nephew on Wednesday evening.
He said, “It is like a member of my family who clings to the process and trusts it in knowing that God is what he is.” “I want everyone to remember my nephew as someone who loves his family, loves his community, loves his children, and loves his friends.”
Police said a black SUV collided with Durden, driving his car to the corner of the house before fleeing the scene.
Anthony said, “These are some dangerous streets.”
Neighbors recorded a video on the mobile phone of paramedics freeing Durden from his car and taking him to the hospital. There, he succumbed to his wounds.
Durden leaves behind the children and his new bride.
As a family mourning their loss, they depend on their faith.
“They trusted the Lord through this process. My nephew was a man of God.” Anthony said, “He believed in God, believed in prayer.
The accident is still under investigation.