CHENNAI: Former national racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife Nivedhitha were charred to death after their BMW car rammed a roadside tree on the Santhome High Road in Chennai in the early hours of Saturday.
The accident occurred at the city’s MRC Nagar area and a preliminary inquiry revealed that Sundar was behind the wheels of the luxury vehicle.
Police said Sundar and his wife were trapped inside the car as they could not open the doors. The car was stuck in between the tree and a wall. The car caught fire, and the couple were charred to death
Fire and rescue services personnel from Mylapore rushed to spot but it took around half-an-hour to put out the fire.
A team of Chennai Police rushed to the spot and recovered the couple’s charred bodies. They were declared dead as per procedure at a local hospital.
Ashwin Sundar [27 July 1985 – 18 March 2017] was a race driver from India.
He was born on 27 July 1985 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Sunday won the MRF Formula 1600 International Challenge champion in 2010 and 2011. In 2012 and 2013, he won the National Champion F4.
Sundar had won the national title in car racing and two-wheeler events on several occasions. His wife Nivedhitha was a doctor in a private hospital in Chennai.
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