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Family Killed in Crash Laid to Rest
DUBLIN (Ben Garbarek) -- Six people killed in a crash in Upper Arlington were laid to rest on Saturday.
A mother, father and four girls were killed when their car was hit by a police cruiser early Friday morning on Riverside Drive.
An entire community is in mourning. Nearly a thousand people packed inside the Noor Islamic Center in Dublin to remember the family members killed.
"It's very sad," said Samia Alzier, one of the people that attended. "It's touching at this time. The community is really, really sad at this time."
Men carried in each casket. Inside an imam filled the center with prayers.
The Badi family moved from Iraq three years ago looking for a better life.
"They were hoping," Alzier said. "They were dreaming."
None of the family members were wearing seat belts the morning of the crash. The officer in the police cruiser has been treated and released.
The imam told the crowd losing six people is a "calamity", but to be grateful for the four sons that are left behind.
This time of year is usually a celebratory time for Muslims, but now it has turned into a time of grief.
"It's a holiday for us," she said. "During this time to experience the event has brought everybody together even more."
The four remaining sons are staying with their grandmother. A fund for them has been set up at the Muslim Family Services. You can donate at www.ohiomfs.org.