DEARBORN HEIGHTS (WWJ) – A local family hopes to raise money for a teenager killed by a reckless driver.
A fundraiser has been set up Sunday for 18-year-old Markel Jackson Willis, one of two teens killed in a tragic car accident in Dearborn Heights on January 4.
Police report that their car was smashed into by a driver going upwards of 90 miles an hour as he was fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident.
The driver of the speeding car was killed as well.
The fundraiser will take place January 13th from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Traction Bar and Grill in Dearborn Heights.
Willis’ family hopes to raise enough money to cover the cost of the teen’s funeral.