Saad Alsaihan, 20, a freshman in petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. He was from Kuwait City, Kuwait.

The accident occurred at 12:20 p.m. on Missouri Highway 72 at County Road 4070, approximately 4 miles east of Rolla.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Alsaihan’s vehicle was on the southbound shoulder of Highway 72, then attempted to make a U-turn, crossing into the path of another vehicle. Alsaihan was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in Alsaihan’s vehicle, Almujaweb Abdulhadi, a Temple University student, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

Members of Missouri S&T’s counseling staff are available to provide counseling services for students, faculty and staff affected by the death. Students who wish to seek counseling services may contact the counseling services at 204 Norwood Hall on campus or by emailing counsel@mst.edu. After-hours counseling is available by calling 573-341-4300.