Michigan Family of 5 Perishes in Fiery Crash After DUI Driver Hits them Head-On

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January 07, 2019Jan 07, 2019

A tragic news story is making headlines across the nation after a young family perished in a fiery car accident. According to reports, a family of 5 was on their way back to Michigan after vacationing in Florida.

As they were driving in the early morning hours on Sunday, a suspected drunk driver crossed the center line and plowed into the head-on. The accident occurred on Interstate 75 in Kentucky.

"The southbound pickup truck driver being driven in the northbound lanes struck the family’s SUV at around 2:30 a.m. in Lexington, Lexington police said. The SUV caught fire and all five occupants of that vehicle died, along with the pickup truck’s driver," reported Fox News.

“I thought I was seeing something, honestly,” Kenneth DeGraaf, a witness who saw the pickup truck driving toward him prior to the fiery wreck, told WLEX-TV. “He was in the center lane. I was in the center lane. I had to merge out of the way at the last second to get to the right lane. I mean, he was flying. Absolutely flying.”

The family was from Northville, Michigan. They had been enjoying time in Florida while on a fun vacation just days before the deadly accident. The coroner identified the family members as Issam Abbas, 42 and Rima Abbas, 38, along with their children, a boy Ali Abbas, 14; and girls Isabella Abbas, 13, and Giselle Abbas, 7.

Please join us in praying for this entire family during the tragic time. This is such a heartbreaking story and we pray that God comforts their remaining family members as they endure this awful loss. We also pray for an end to drunk driving around the world.

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