Car racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife were killed in an accident on Saturday after their car crashed into a tree in Chennai after midnight. The accident happened at the Pattinapakkam area, on the Santhome High Road.
Ashwin, 27, was the national champion in LGB F4 category in 2012 and 2013. His wife Nivedha, 26, was a doctor at a private hospital.
As per the police, the BMW got stuck between the wall and the tree which led to the couple getting trapped inside the car, as they were not able to open the doors. Fire broke out in the car which resulted in the horrifying death of the couple. Ashwin was on the driver’s seat with his wife Nivedhitha, who was a doctor in a private hospital.
A team of police officials from Adyar traffic investigation wing reached the spot after passersby informed the police control room, Chennai. The fire-fighters and rescue services officials from Mylapore also reached there and tried hard to put off the fire for 30 minutes but it was too late for Ashwin and his wife.
The police officials also said that Ashwin was driving the car above the speed limit which was the reason for the accident. Some passersby also said that they tried to rescue the couple but failed due to the intense heat that was generated by the flames.
Ashwin was the national champion for 2012 & 2013 in LGB F4 category while in 2008, he was a part of German racing team Ma-Con Motorsport and took part in German Formula Volkswagen ADAC Championship.