3 family members killed in Christmas Day crash on M6

On Christmas Day, a vehicle of five family members was driving on the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent when it crashed into a tree at 11:25am. Three of the family members were killed in the accident - 4-year-old Arsalaan Habib, 10-year-old Adnan and 32-year-old Bushra Tazarib. The young boys and aunt were riding with 38-year-old Parveen, the boys’ mother, and a 17-year-old, the boys’ sister. They were part of a convoy of eight vehicles going to a wedding for the second cousin of boxing champ Amir Khan.

Staffordshire Police Chief Superintendent Martin Evans says that emergency services worked in exceptionally difficult and very sad circumstances after the crash. Police were at the scene for over three hours clearing the wreckage, which caused traffic congestion on the motorway. The outcome is unfortunately very tragic, and their thoughts are with the family, he added.

Commander Superintendent Gilbert Houalla from High Wycombe Police said their thoughts are with the family. The local policing community will be supportive of them during this hard time. Throughout the investigation, he added, they will continue to provide any needed support.

The family said in a statement that Christmas Day started with joy but turned into a tragedy. The young boys were their precious jewels, who were always smiling, making everyone they met smile and spreading joy wherever they went. Bushra was part of the family through marriage for nearly 14 years. She was vital and always helped and supported everyone in the family all the time. She loved children even though she was never blessed with kids of her own. They thank everyone for their support and want everyone to remember the boys and Bushra in their prayers.