From Islamic scriptures, it is known that the inhabitants of paradise and hell will consist of humans, jinns, hoors and angels.
But there is a verse in the Quran in Surah Al Isra:
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ وَحَمَلْنَاهُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ وَرَزَقْنَاهُمْ مِنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَفَضَّلْنَاهُمْ عَلَىٰ كَثِيرٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَقْنَا تَفْضِيلًا
And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference. Source: https://quran.com/17/70
Are there any sahih hadiths or any other Islamic or Judeo-Christian references where God talks about the fate of those who have been preferred over us? Do they have free will too and will they be held accountable on the Day of Judgement?