Mother mourns loss of son in fatal Inkster crash

Posted at 5:06 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 11:35:26-04

INKSTER, Mich. (WXYZ) — An Inkster family is mourning the loss of a 21-year-old man.

7 Action News reporter Jennifer Ann Wilson spoke to the family of the 21-year-old Dhundre Gillum who died in his own neighborhood, just blocks from his home.

Dhundre Gillum, 21, dreamed of being a train conductor so he could travel and see all of the United States.

"Everybody he knew loved him," said Emma Gillum, Dhundre's mother.

Dhundre was grieving the loss of his daughter – she was a stillborn – and now his family grieves for him.

"He’s the baby of all the kids," said Gillum. "He’s the baby, my baby."

A memorial grows at the damaged tree – the site of the fatal crash – just two blocks from where he lived. His brother says he had just left the house, when he saw police coming from the opposite direction.

Family members don’t understand how he could end up in a fatal crash just yards away.

"This not real right now like my mom said we ain't been asleep all night," Gillum said.

"Unique unique personality, and I’m going to miss him for sure."

MSP released dashcam video of the fatal accident.