Police say 18-year-old Khalifah Muhammad and his 20-year-old brother, Idris, were in a car that veered off the southbound lane of Layhill Road and hit a utility pole Wednesday night.
Family, friends and classmates gathered Thursday night to remember two brothers killed in a car accident. Hundreds held candles and pictures of 18-year-old Khalifah and 20-year-old Idris Muhammad. The two were sons of Ward 8 ANC Commissioner Anthony Muhammad.
Police say Khalifah, Idris and two female friends were in a dark blue Nissan Sentra on Layhill Road. Police say the car hit a curb, left the road and crashed into a utility pole at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Khalifah was driving, and police say both were wearing their seatbelts at the time. The two women in the back seat did not suffer severe injuries.
Friends of the family describe both brothers as being upstanding and disciplined men. Classmates of Khalifah expressed the shock of his sudden death. He was a Man of Morehouse, a rising sophomore English major at the historical black college in Atlanta. Khalifah finished his first school year as freshman of the year.
Khalifah had big plans for a career on the big screen. He took on the small screen on the campus, where acclaimed film director Spike Lee studied as well. Khalifah produced online videos documenting greek step shows and campus life in the Atlanta University Center.
Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident.