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Two Indian-American Sikh men killed in US car crash, another injured

The crash took place at around 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday. The car crashed into a tree and one of the victims was thrown out of the car on impact, the police said.

world Updated: May 17, 2019 14:11 IST
Press Trust of India
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Authorities on Thursday identified the victims as Davneet S. Chahal, 22, and Varundeep S. Bring, 19, both from Fishers city, the American Bazaar reported.(PTI/Representative Image)

Two Indian-American Sikh youths have died and another injured when their speeding SUV crashed into a tree in the US state of Indianapolis, according to a media report.

The authorities identified the victims as 19-year-old Varundeep S Bring and 22-year-old Davneet S Chahal, both from Fishers city, a suburb of Indianapolis.

The duo died after their speeding Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) crashed into a tree on Wednesday morning, local 13 WTHR news channel reported Thursday.

“Investigators are working to figure out what led up to the crash,” it said.

Davneet, who was driving the SUV, was not wearing his seat belt, police said, adding that the 20-year-old injured youth, Gurjot S Sandhu, has been admitted to a hospital.The Sikh community in Indiana has shown solidarity with the victims’ families.”Whole City of Fishers, especially the Sikh community, is shocked and heartbroken to hear the tragic death of two young boys,” said prominent Sikh activist and founder of SikhsPAC Gurinder Singh Khalsa. “The loss is unfathomable and irrecoverable...”

First Published: May 17, 2019 13:58 IST