Speech to Text for Tupelo wreck claims the life of local man
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that's right... the tragic accident took the life of a man...but his friends and family tell me he was much more than that... he was a father... a teacher... and a leader.... kept us together ." sot: "it was a tragedy life and life in death is in gods hand... but the way we lost him was just shocking for us... lee county corner carolyn green identifies this man as 53- year-old el habib kamal...today members of his community met together to remember him.... sot: " if you ever had a problem he would solve it and help you he was that kind of a man." kamal was not the only one in the car... he also had his three and seven-year-old sons with him... kamal was a teacher in the north pontotoc school district and the president of the islamic center of tupelo... sot: "that was his dream.. to have an islamic community in northeast missisisippi.. and the president of the islamic center of tupelo... sot: "that was his dream.. to have an islamic community in northeast missisisippi.. and he did that..." but now his friends and family will never drive through the intersection of veterans boulevard and wilson street the same way ever again... sot: "we just feel like we lost our right-hand man... he was everything to us... he kept us together." officials do say kahil was wearing his seatbelt... his friend tells us the kids are doing well at the moment they have some broken bones... the funeral will be held tomorrow in memphis tomorrow afternoon live in tupelo taylor smith wtva nine news.... at , matt joins us with