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Funeral of young taxi driver killed in M606 crash to be held this evening

Mr Ali will be buried at Scholemoor Cemetery at 8pm tonight.

The funeral of the taxi driver who was killed in the M606 crash on Monday will be held this evening.

Sohail Ali, 28, was killed when a Ford Transit van travelling the wrong way on the motorway ploughed into his vehicle on Monday night.

Mr Ali’s passenger, Simon McHugh, 49, was also killed at the scene.

An 18-year-old man, Kyden Leadbeater, 18, who was a passenger in the van, died in hospital on Tuesday morning.

Mr Ali was described by his family as a “hardworking, happy, gentle and kind individual”.

Mr Ali worked for Zip, a taxi firm based in Tong Street. He worked there alongside his father and an uncle and was popular with customers. Mr Ali had previously worked as a driver for Arrivals Cars, a taxi firm in Shipley, but hadn’t worked there for some time.

A 15-year-old boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – has been arrested in connection to the incident.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating the car collision due to West Yorkshire Police’s involvement in the incident.

Janaza Annoucments confirmed his funeral will be held at 7.15pm at the Jamia Masjid Hanfia in Manningham and his burial will be at Scholemoor Cemetery at 8p this evening.

Viewing before his funeral for women is scheduled for 5pm to 6pm with viewing for men planned for 6pm to 7pm.

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