Community mourns Detroit teen killed, friend injured in Eight Mile accident

Students mourn Detroit teen killed, friend injured on Eight Mile

Timesha Daniell-Taylor was crossing Eight Mile with another friend when they were hit by a van near Evergreen.

Timesha died and the other girl is in critical condition. Fellow students  friends and family members prayed for the victims at a candlelight vigil.

The prayers were powerful, the tears, many and the pain - deep.

About 300 people met in front of Henry Ford High School on Detroit's west side, stone's throw away from where a driver struck and killed timesha Tuesday night.

"There's nothing we can do or say to bring Timesha back," said Sharma Starling, Timesha's aunt. "We have to stand on the word of God, that's what's keeping us together."

"I was just talking to her a couple of months ago" said friend Kayla Stanford, who has known Timesha since kindergarten. "And I didn't expect this to happen. She was too young, she didn't deserve it at all."

As friends, family, even strangers mourn the loss of this student, they're also praying Jermya Brown. She was walking with Timesha from cheerleading tryouts at Henry Ford when they were hit by a GMC passenger van. Jermya survived but is in critical condition.

Detroit City Councilman James Tate spoke at the vigil. 

"We also pray for the swift recovery of Jermya and every other danger and challenge we have in our community," said James Tate, Detroit city council member.

Students at henry ford are weathering another tragedy. Less than 24 hours after that driver hit Timesha and Jermya, another student who usually walks with Timesha to school was raped the next morning.

Now police are looking for this suspect in connection with the crime. If you have seen him, call Detroit police at (313) 596-5300.

For Timesha Daniell-Taylor's funeral arrangements, go to: 
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