Vigil held for 2 brothers killed in car crash

By Mara MacDonald - Reporter

DETROIT - The first thing Kimberly Morrison wanted to make clear was that the death of her two sons is no tragic story.

Hundreds of friends and family went to the accident scene Thursday night where two of her boys died after 25-year-old Keenon Morrison lost control of his car with his 16-year-old brother Kalen Morrison in the passenger seat.

The accident happened on July 4 near Jefferson Avenue and Conner. Since then, Kimberly Morrison has been inundated with love and support.

"I'm getting all the love I ever put into them, that I ever put into the community. I'm getting it all back and it helps me get through," Kimberly said.

Kalen was a saxophonist in the Cass Tech Marching Band. His bandmates performed for hours Thursday night at the crash site, just another example for Kimberly Morrison to know how much her boys were loved.

Their older brother Khalil Morrison, now the only surviving child, said he never knew how much his brothers gave to other people. Kimberly Morrison said it tells her one key thing, "I did my job."

Cass Tech is establishing a scholarship to honor both brothers. It will be presented to a deserving member of the band each year upon graduation.

Keenon Morrison leaves behind a 3-year-old son, who has sickle cell anemia.

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