Vigil held for children killed, injured in fleeing car crash

A community mourns the deaths of two children killed in their front yard on the east side Wednesday.

Detroit police were chasing a parole violator when he lost control of his car and killed a 3-year-old, 6-year-old and injured three others. 

There was a vigil for those killed Thursday night - and those fighting to live.

A vigil of song, prayer and candles as a community gathered to honor Mikaya Jackson, 3, and her big brother Michael Angelo, 6. 

The brother and sister were outside in the front yard in front of the family home on Nottingham. A 29-year-old parole absconder behind the wheel was speeding down the sidewalk. 

Three other children were injured as was a 23-year-old woman. The driver is in custody.

"I asked the community to come tonight so we can pray for these families," said Kimberly Stephenson, an evangelist. "Because you never know what a mother goes through when she loses her children."

Surrounded by family and friends, Mikaya and Michael Angelo's mother Alisha Jackson grieves on her front porch --- feet from where her two beloved children were struck.

"My advice to her is to let God fight her battles," Stephenson said. "Hold on and know that it's going to be okay. And we are with her and she's not going to be alone."

Alisha Jackson said she does not have the money for funerals. 

She has named M&M care for her GoFundMe page. Go HERE to donate.
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