Vigil held for mother, son killed in crash involving Inkster police cruiser

Posted at 10:49 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 22:49:37-04

INKSTER, Mich. (WXYZ) — Loved ones of 10-year-old Aaron Glegola and 45-year-old Oweeta Wilkins-Glegola gathered at Cherry Hill and Inkster Road Sunday for a candlelight vigil to remember the mother and son.

The two were killed Friday night when their car was struck by an Inkster police cruiser en route to a crash.

"It's not the same. Home doesn't feel like home," said 20-year-old Gia Caple, Aaron's sister and Oweeta's daughter.

The night of the crash, the two were headed to Happy's Pizza on Cherry Hill to visit Caple, who works there, and grab some dinner, according to family.

The crash is still under investigation by Michigan State Police. An MSP spokesperson told Action News Friday the two likely died instantly from the impact.

"I can't hear my mom's voice. I can't feel my baby's energy no more. It's just not the same," Caple said

Oweeta's sister Atrena Crowder told Action News their family is a very closely knit one.

"They were loved," she said of Oweeta and her nephew Aaron.

Crowder said Oweeta, a single mother of three, always put her family before herself.

"Our mom has stage 4 cancer, lung cancer right now. And Oweeta would get off work, working 8 to 10 hours, and then still go take care of our mother," she said.

Now her family is grieving with this loss and waiting for answers.

MSP plans to review review black box data and police dash cam video.