Vigil honors CBBT crash victim

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — His fiance said he would sacrifice for friends, family, even strangers, and Wednesday night they remembered Daawuud Hakim.

It’s been almost a week since he died after driving his tractor-trailer off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. He was on the job during the fatal crash, and Wednesday, friends, co-workers and family gathered for a vigil in the trucking facility parking lot in Portsmouth where he worked, Big Daddy Drayage.

WAVY.com spoke with one of his friends.

“He was a very generous guy,” said Wallace Poole. “He’ll help anybody, if you need some help. He’s right there. Good friend. Been knowing him quite awhile. Just a caring person.”

A memorial fund has been set up in 45-year-old Hakim’s name at Navy Federal Credit Union, and an investigation into thes tragic accident continues.

A family friend said his memorial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Metropolitan Funeral Home.

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