Community holds vigil for Dakota High School graduate killed in Clinton Township crash

Hundreds gathered in the parking lot of the Clinton Township Public Library Monday night to remember Keegan Reed. Reed was killed on Sunday in a car accident near Halsey Boulevard and Cass Avenue. News spread on social media almost instantly. He had graduated from Dakota High School this year and had been the football team’s quarterback.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Hundreds gathered in the parking lot of the Clinton Township Public Library Monday night to remember Keegan Reed.

Reed was killed on Sunday in a car accident near Halsey Boulevard and Cass Avenue. News spread on social media almost instantly.

He had graduated from Dakota High School this year and had been the football team’s quarterback.

“He was a big deal before he played football, he was a big deal after he played football because he was an amazing person all around,” Tyler Crane said.

Reed not only had his high school friends but was also active in the Metro Movement Auto Group. He loved cars, specially modified cars, and it was nothing but a car parade that turned out for his candlelight vigil on Monday, Sept. 26.

“We’re all broken,” Andrew DeGroot said. “We don’t know what to do. There’s a piece missing from all of us.”

Reed had been on his way to the gym Sunday when the accident happened.

“We were going to go up to the LA Fitness and play basketball, but I fell asleep,” said Lorenzo Maceri.

So Reed went on his own. Maceri says he feels guilty for not being in the car.

“Even if I got hurt, my best friend didn’t die alone,” Maceri said. “I didn’t want him to be alone.”

Friends who are now off at college came back for Monday’s vigil.

“He just had no fear in him,” Caiden Sloan said. “I think people really saw that, and it brought joy to them. That’s why so many people liked him.”


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Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.