Fundraiser set up for family of Calgary teen killed in suspected drunk driving crash

A fundraiser is underway for the family of a Calgary teen who was killed in a suspected drunk driving crash last month.

Shiraz Shermohammad died when his family’s car was struck just after midnight on Oct. 23.

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His mother, father and one of his sisters were in the car when they were hit by a Dodge Journey driven by a 28-year-old woman who police say didn’t stop at the intersection of Country Hills Boulevard at Métis Trail N.E.

The eastbound Kia Forte driven by Shermohammad’s 43-year-old father was struck on the passenger side by the northbound Journey, according to police.

The father and teenage daughter were also in the car and were rushed to hospital in serious condition.

The driver of the SUV was arrested at the scene. She has since been released pending the results of the investigation.

At the time, investigators said they suspected speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.

A GoFundMe page set up for Shermohammed’s family. 

“This Afghan family is in need; let’s help the remaining family by reaching our goal of $5,000.00 or more if possible so it helps the family with the financial situation,” Shermohammed’s family stated.

Shermohammed’s sister told Global News that her father is now out of the hospital but her mother and sister are still being treated at the Foothills Medical Centre.

She says this has been an extremely difficult time for their family, both emotionally and financially.

Sittara Shermohammed says her brother recently started a new job at a warehouse to help pay for his school fees and her father is not able to work now.

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