Heartbroken family pay tribute after fatal Rotherham crash

Yousif Thabet Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A heartbroken family who lost ‘the most loving and caring’ young man in a fatal one-vehicle collision on Sunday (May 10) has paid tribute to him, as investigators appeal to trace the occupants of a second vehicle which was nearby at the time of the tragedy.

Yousif Thabet has been named as the 21-year-old who tragically died in the crash in Brinsworth, Rotherham, in the early hours of Sunday morning (10 May).

It is reported that the car Yousif was driving, a grey Volkswagen Golf, was travelling along Bawtry Road when it collided with a garden wall and flipped on to its roof.

Sadly, Yousif was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived.

The Golf’s passenger, a 20-year-old man, remains in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries.

Yousif’s family has shared the following tribute: “Yousif was the most loving and caring individual you could have come across.

An infectious smile that would light up the darkest room, and a role model to those who were blessed to know him.

“Such a selfless and caring son, brother, nephew, uncle, neighbour and friend, we are all indebted to him for the love and kindness he showered everyone with.

"A true testament to his character, is the reaction of the community he was at the heart of, who are also shaken by this devastating news.

“Wise beyond his years, there’s an unfillable void left behind and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. However he leaves us all with countless memories and beautiful reminders.

"He was one of a kind, and will always be remembered. He will forever live in our hearts, until we meet again.”

The statement added: “We would like to sincerely thank everyone for expressing their condolences and words of comfort. We are also extremely grateful for all the charity donations received to build a water well in Yousif’s name.

“We kindly request that we are now left to grieve in private.”

The tribute comes as investigators appeal to trace the occupants of a white car that was reportedly seen in close proximity to the Golf as it travelled along Bawtry Road.

It is believed the occupants of this vehicle may hold vital information.

If you have any information which could help the police investigation, you can call 101 quoting incident number 32 of 10 May.