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Family pay tribute to “kind and affectionate soul” teen who died in car collision in Dewsbury

Mr Hussain was involved in Army Cadets, boxing, and was a regular at his local mosque.

The family of a teenager who died following a road traffic collision in Dewsbury have paid tribute to him.

Rayhaan Hussain, 18, has been described by his family as a “kind and affectionate soul”.

Mr Hussain suffered fatal injuries following the collision on Station Road, close to the junction with Forge Lane, at about 7.30pm on Monday, 21 March.

Mr Hussain passed away from fatal injuries sustained two weeks ago. 

The 18-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital but later sadly died of his injuries.

In a statement issued today, Rayhaan’s family paid tribute to him: “Rayhaan was a kind and affectionate soul. He was well-loved in the community, having been involved in Army Cadets, at boxing when he was young, and being a regular at the local mosque.

“He was a major presence in his town and everyone who knew him always thought fondly of him, calling him a well-mannered man.

“He was popular among friends and was extremely pleasant to be around, being able to make anyone smile and laugh.”

Two vehicles, an Audi Q3 and a Nissan Qashqai, were recovered from the scene of the collision and enquiries are continuing.

Police are appealing for information about the incident to contact them.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or what happened prior to it is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team by calling 101, or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat quoting reference 1605 of 21 March.

Anyone with dashcam footage that may assist this investigation is also asked to get in touch.

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