Beverly Tarter dropped her two-year-old daughter, Imani, at daycare on April 29. Dewan McKeithan, Ms. Tarter’s boyfriend and Imani’s father, apparently picked up the little girl without Tarter’s knowledge. McKeithan was allegedly driving without a license and under the influence. He ranRunning a stop sign, was hit by another vehicle, lost control of his pick-up truck and slammed into a tree.
Imanil, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown more than 50 feet, landing under another vehicle. She was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Mr. Mckeithan remains in critical condition at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Ms. Tarter’s dreams for her daughter’s future are gone, as are her dreams to raise children. Ms. Tarter learned recently that due to her Type 1 Diabetes, she will not be able to bear another child.
McKeithan will face charges of driving without a license and causing death while driving under the influence. Ms. Tarter will most likely pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Her first step will be to obtain an attorney that specializes in these types of cases. In the meantime, Tarter must struggle to pay funeral expenses she never expected. Donations are being taken at the First Community Baptist Church, 17357 Clinger in Detroit. Call (313) 893-4275 for more information.
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