One of two Acton men killed in a car crash in Essex on Saturday (November 12) has been described as "bright, clever and keen to learn".
Passengers Farhad Zubair-Maqbool and Yahya Sharif, both 25 and from Acton, died at the scene after a BMW came off at the A12 near Ingatestone and hit a tree, reports Essex Live .
The driver, a 26-year-old from Maida Vale, survived the collision but is in a critical condition at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.
It has since been confirmed that Yahya was a student at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, studying a BSc in civil engineering since 2014.
A spokesman at the university told Essex Live : "As a student he was a delight to teach, bright, clever and keen to learn. But he was also much more than that.
"He brought his big personality and great sense of humour to the classroom. He was friendly, kind and enthusiastic, always willing to help fellow students, and had made many friends at Anglia Ruskin.
"Yahya will be very much missed by staff and students alike. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time."
Police investigating the crash now want to trace a potential witness.
Ds Damon Bainbridge, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We are appealing for any drivers who were in the area at the time and saw the BMW before the collision.
"We are particularly keen to trace a driver who was travelling ahead of the car and might have seen what happened."
Contact Pc Jac Dean at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email email@example.com.
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