An El Cajon family is offering a reward for information that can help them better understand the fiery crash that killed their father in Jamul.
Sabah Aso, a father of nine and grandfather of 13, was killed on Aug. 3 on State Route 94.
Sabah Aso's son, Jason Aso, told NBC 7 the family thought their father went missing on his way to the casino. Turns out, Sabah Aso was killed in a head-on crash that started a small brush fire.
Jason Aso said his father was driving eastbound at around 1 p.m. when a westbound car crossed the median and hit him head-on.
The driver of the other car was taken to the hospital with major injuries, but Sabah Aso's family still wants answers about the moments leading up to the deadly crash.
SR-94 is the main road to Jamul Casino, and the area is well-traveled. The Aso family is hoping someone saw the crash and might be able to explain what happened.
They are offering a $2,000 reward for reliable information that might give them some closure and peace of mind.
Sabah Aso left Iraq with his family eight years ago, fleeing religious persecution. He was a construction materials broker there but took early retirement here in the U.S.
"You love him. You just love him," Jason Aso said, remembering his dad. "And he makes you comfortable."
Sabah Aso was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery on Thursday. He leaves a great family legacy behind and a great mystery.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Whether alcohol, drugs, or distracted driving was involved has yet to be determined by investigators.