By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — Fordson High School students gathered outside the school to honor their classmate Alzobair Asoufy who was killed in a crash on April 30.
Asoufy was pronounced dead at the scene following in a single motor vehicle crash at 1:07 a.m. on southbound Greenfield at Hubbard Drive.
Fordson student Hawra Al-Wahah said she thought a candlelight vigil would be a good idea for students to send their prayers and condolences.
“So many people came and showed their support because he’s an amazing kid, he used to talk about how hard he used to work to help his family,” she said. “He was such a funny kid, he could make anyone laugh. If you had him in a class you knew him because he would make you laugh and it’s really sad that he died at such an early age but God needed another angel.”
Al-Wahah continued by saying, “Prayers for everyone, prayers for his family and I hope that they get through this hard time. Prayers for him, hopefully the highest level of heaven.”
According to the Dearborn Police Department’s initial investigation, Asoufy’s 2005 Nissan Maxima left the roadway, struck a support cable for traffic signals and then struck a tree before coming to rest in the median.
The crash is still under investigation, but police said alcohol did not appear to be a factor. No one else was injured in the crash.
“The Dearborn Police Department offers its sincere condolences to the victim’s family,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “This is a terrible tragedy and we are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the accident to please contact the Dearborn Police Department’s Accident Investigation Bureau at 313-943-2246.”
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected])