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3 Indian-origin students killed in car crash in US

3 Indian-origin students killed in car crash in US

Three American students of Indian origin were killed, and two others injured, in a car accident in Alpharetta, Georgia.

The victims, all 18 years old, included two women. The accident occurred on May 14 on Westside Parkway, north of Maxwell Road in Alpharetta, Georgia.

According to Alpharetta Police, speeding was likely the main cause of the tragic crash, which resulted in the car overturning.

The five teenagers were students of Alpharetta High School and the University of Georgia. They were identified as Aryan Joshi, a senior at Alpharetta High School, and Sriya Avasarala and Anvi Sharma, both first-year students at the University of Georgia.

Those injured were identified as Rithwak Somepalli, a Georgia State University student and the driver of the Honda Accord involved in the crash, and Mohammed Liyakath, a senior at Alpharetta High School.

Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle, which ended up upside down in a tree line. Aryan Joshi and Sriya Avasarala were found dead at the scene, while Anvi Sharma succumbed to her injuries at North Fulton Hospital.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Avasarala was a member of the UGA Shikaari dance team, while Sharma was a singer in a music group called UGA Kalakaar. Joshi was a senior at Alpharetta High School and a member of the school’s cricket team.

Earlier in April, three women, all from Anand, Gujarat, lost their lives in a car crash in South Carolina. Rekhaben Patel, Sangitaben Patel, and Manishaben Patel died when their speeding SUV swerved off the road, launched at least 20 feet into the air, and collided with a group of trees after crossing all lanes in Greenville County.

The three women had been living in Georgia, they further added.


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