DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Employees of Premier Cardiology and close friends in the medical field were devastated to hear well-known cardiologist Dr. Nidal Yunis and his daughter passed away after a car crash late Tuesday night.

“We didn’t only lose a good physician we lost a family man,” said Phillip Skipper, administrator at RAO Health and Vascular.

‘Please keep the Premier Cardiology family and Dr. Yunis’ family in your prayers as we navigate this tragedy we are so heartbroken,” Lisa Burleson said in a Facebook post.

This comes after a crash on Highway 431 just five miles away from Abbeville.

According to state troopers, Dr. Yunis, his wife, and two children were heading south on 431 when their 2021 Lincoln Navigator left the roadway, hitting an embankment and several trees and overturned.

“I was told he was coming back from the airport picking up his family who had gone out of town to Turkey to see extended family,” Skipper said.

His wife Arwa and son Zeid were injured in the crash and were taken to the hospital for medical treatment where they are now in stable condition.

His daughter Shereen died at the scene — state troopers say she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.

“All of their children were very smart and they were just a joy to be around,” Skipper said.

Dr. Yunis was the primary cardiologist at premier cardiology. Skipper, who’s now at RAO heart and vascular, worked with Yunis for several years especially during the pandemic when they worked on special projects.

He said this is not only a huge loss for the healthcare world but this community as he has saved many lives.

“Very patient-oriented and helping to be not only in the community for patients but to have a part of the community,”

Skipper said he will miss the genuine phone calls from a personal and business standpoint.

Houston Academy held a candlelight vigil for Shereen and the Yunis family.