Pembroke Pines renames street after 4-year-old killed when plane crashed into family SUV

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – The town of Pembroke Pines is holding a street dedication in memory of Taylor Bishop, the 4-year-old who lost his life after a plane crashed into his mother’s SUV near North Perry Airport on March 15, 2021.

Two people on board the plane were killed when it crashed into Bishop’s car and burst into flames.

Bishop was strapped into a car seat and taken to a nearby hospital, but died from his injuries.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the plane was a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza that crashed shortly after takeoff from North Perry Airport around 3 p.m


The dedication ceremony will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Southwest 72nd Avenue and 13th Street.

In addition to renaming the street Taylor Bishop Avenue, a bench and historical marker will also be placed on the site.

Bishop’s mother, Megan “Kiki” Bishop, spoke at the ceremony and wants to ensure her son’s legacy lives on forever.

“He was just a beautiful kid and now I know he’s a beautiful angel. He was so special, I’d tell people he’s an old soul, he’d tell me mommy you have to be patient,” Bishop said.

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“For a long time this was a place I didn’t want to be because of what happened. You will see me here all the time. I will come and read and pray and remember all the wonderful things about Taylor,” Bishop said.

Now as you drive past the corner of Southwest 72nd Avenue and 13th Street, be sure to look for Taylor’s name.

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