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Young fire victim is off life support


Recovery continues for Keyshawn Kelley, 19 mos.



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March 06, 2019
IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Police Chief Scott Pike is reporting some hopeful news pertaining to the sole young survivor from the deadly mobile home fire on February 26, that claimed the lives of four children.

Pike reported around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, that 19-month-old Keyshawn Kelley had been taken off life support and is now breathing on his own in Children's Hospital of Michigan.

"He still has a long road ahead," said Pike, "and the total extent of his injuries is yet to be determined."

Pike added that the children's father, Keith Kelley, 42, is still listed in critical/stable condition at the Hurley Medical Center; while Krystal Whitney, remains in stable condition at Hurley.

"We have no additional information on the source or cause of the fire at this time," Pike said. "Please continue to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers."

A fundraiser for the Whitney-Kelley family is planned at the Eagle's Hall on Almont Avenue in Imlay City this Sunday, March 10, beginning at noon.

For more information on this story and all your local news, check back at www.tricitytimes-online.com and pick up the March 13 print edition of Tri-City Times.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
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