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Vigil Planned For 16-year-old Inkster Student Killed In Crash

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INKSTER, Mich. (WWJ) – Inkster Schools students and staff are preparing for a remembrance for one of their own. They’re holding a vigil for a 16-year-old girl from Inkster, who was killed in a car wreck last week.

Destiny Henderson was behind the wheel of a red Ford Escort, waiting at a stop light on Michigan Avenue, just like she was taught weeks before during drivers training, when a SMART bus slammed into the back of her car, launching it into a pickup truck.

The high school junior was killed. Three other young girls in the car with her were hospitalized, as was the driver of the pickup. Inkster Schools Superintendent Mischa Bashir says the focus now is on the needs of other students in the district.

“We are planning a candlelight vigil for Destiny Henderson on Tuesday, the 21st of May which, incidentally, would have been her 17th birthday,” Bashir said.

The vigil will also serve as a fund-raiser.

“We are going to be working very collaboratively with the family, as well as with the community, to raise funds to assist with the burial arrangements,” said Bashir.

Bashir also says Inkster Schools have had counselors available for students and staff since the accident last Monday.

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