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.

You can find more information on the fundraiser, HERE.


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