SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A man killed on a San Francisco freeway when a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into his minivan was a father of seven who had immigrated to the United States after working with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

Sadat Barakazi tells KGO-TV that his friend, 40-year-old Waheed Etimad, came to the United States four years ago seeking a better life for his children.

Etimad, of Concord, died early Sunday after a driver plowed into his van on Highway 101.

Officials identified the wrong-way driver as 21-year-old Kayla Wilson, of San Jose. Wilson also died in the crash.

A GoFundMe campaign to help his family says Etimad was a student during the day and drove for Uber at night.

One of his passengers was taken to the hospital with major injuries.

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