REDFORD TOWNSHIP, MI – Family of the victims have identified those who were killed in a horrific crash on Telegraph Road at West Chicago on Thursday March 29th, 2018.
Two of the victims are a mother and daughter. They are identified as Jatia McGough also known as Tia McGough, 29-years-old and Mia McGough, 50-years-old, and Raeniquah Watson also known as Niiqua Watson, 22-years-old, all of Muskegon.
Information from a Go Fund Me account that has been established to help the family members left behind with burial costs with this tremendous loss states the following:
Our Mother and Sister just died in a tragic car accident this morning, along with my sister’s girlfriend. My sister only being 29 years old did not have any life insurance, nor did her girlfriend. We are asking for any donations to help bury them in the same cemetery and making sure their wishes are met.
This is not the first time our family has seen tragedy. We were removed from our mothers care by the state of Michigan and spent ten years in foster care, after which we reunited with our mother and siblings. With that being said we do not have the average American family stature to make sure that our mother and sister are buried.
Our mother and sister leave behind Karlos, Alex (AD), and Timothy as well as grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. We lost our family unit once when we were taken into foster care and we have spent the last 8 to 10 years trying to rebuild our broken family.
This is devastating to us to not only lose our mother but our sister who raised us and acted as a second mother, essentially losing the two people who taught us to be who we are. If you are able to donate anything it would be greatly appreciated so that we are able to give our mother, sister, and our sisters girlfriend a proper burial. If you have any questions about what happened, the local news has covered the story and I will attach the link. I will attach my phone number (206-747-3003) as well if you have any further questions. Thank you all and remember to tell your loved ones that you love them.
A relative, Karlos Dillard, has told MI Headlines that the three of them had came to the Detroit area to celebrate the release of a son/brothers new album. He goes by the stage name of Untamed. His new album can be found on SoundCloud.
The crash happened at about 2:05 AM on Thursday March 29th, 2018.
A gray 2008 Kia Optima was traveling south on Telegraph from Plymouth Rd. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control and struck a pole in the median at West Chicago. Witnesses confirmed the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Telegraph Road. They stated that speeds of 100 miles per hour or higher.
This incident is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time. It is not known if alcohol or drugs were a factor at this time.
If anyone observed this vehicle prior to the crash or observed the crash, please contact Redford Police at 313-387-2551.
Sgt. Duane Gregg
Redford Twp Police
If you would like to contribute to the fund, please Click Here.