6 of Andhra Pradesh family die in US as car collides with truck


The victims were relatives of YSR Congress Party MLA

Our Bureau

Cleburne City, TX

Christmas holiday turned tragic for a family from Andhra Pradesh as its six members were killed in a road accident in Texas in the US. The deceased were relatives of YSR Congress Party MLA from Mummidivaram, P Venkata Satish Kumar.

The victims were identified as P Nageswara Rao, uncle of the MLA, Nageswara Rao’s wife Seetha Mahalakshmi, daughter Naveena, grandson Kruthik and granddaughter Nishitha. Another person also lost life in the accident. Lone survivor, Lokesh, son-in-law of Nageswara Rao, was injured and airlifted to a hospital, where his condition is said to be critical.

Seven people were travelling in the car when it collided head-on with a truck having two occupants on Highway 67, a farm-to-market road in Cleburne City in Texas.

According to the MLA, his uncle and family lived in Atlanta. They were returning home after visiting some relatives in Texas on Christmas holiday. The accident occurred around 4 pm on December 26 when a truck rammed into their car. The MLA said the truck was being driven in the wrong direction, which led to the accident. The MLA said the local police confirmed that the truck was at fault.

Both the occupants of the truck were also injured and airlifted to a hospital. 

Telugu Association of North America (TANA) treasurer Kolla Ashok Babu and Telugu Foundation treasurer Polavarapu Srikanth are extending necessary assistance to bring the bodies to India, the family said.

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