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Tire tracks remind neighborhood of tragic deaths

Posted at 5:45 PM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 17:45:05-04

A neighborhood is struggling to get past the pain following the tragic death of two little kids killed by a reckless driver.

On June 24th, life for those living on Nottingham Street changed forever. In an instant, 3-year-old Makiah Jackson and 6-year-old Michelangelo Jackson died after being hit while playing outside on their scooters. 

Detroit police say 29-year-old Lorenzo Harris was trying to out run the cops in his Camaro when he turned down the street at a high rate of speed, hitting and killing the two children and injuring three others.  

"It's going to be a long time before my heart with heal," said Nicole Jackson.

For those who lived through the nightmare, they say, the tire tracks on the sidewalk are a constant reminder of what happened that fateful summer night. Efforts to remove the rubber tracks haven't worked. 

"I've tried bleach, graffiti remover, nothing has worked," said Joel Fowler.

7 Action News Reporter Ronnie Dahl reached out to Mayor Duggan's office.  A crew will be sent out to look at the damaged sidewalks and try to remove the marks.

Have a story for Ronnie?  Send her an email at ronnie.dahl@wxyz.com.