Ballard High Students in Fatal Collision

Wickliffe, KY – Two Ballard Memorial High School students have died after their car skidded into a tree in Wickliffe. Kentucky State Police say 17-year-old Mohamad Abukhdair and 16-year-old Haifa Abukhdair, both of Barlow, were killed Monday when their Dodge Intrepid failed to make a turn on a wet road. The car skidded off U-S 51 and struck a tree after crossing the Ohio River bridge just after 7:30 a-m, troopers said. Troopers said Haifa Abukhdair died upon impact. Mohamad Abukhdair was taken to Lourdes Hospital and died a short time later.