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US: Student from Andhra Pradesh dies in car accident

September 02, 2009 08:52 IST

A 22-year-old student from Hyderabad was killed in a freak car accident in the United States. Naresh Dacha, first year MS (EE) student at Wright State University, was driving from his home to the university yesterday morning along with his friend Varun when his car hit a tree on Route 22 in Dayton, Ohio.

The incident happened around 5.30 am when Naresh hit the tree in an effort to save a cat.

Varun, who was in the front passenger's seat, is safe with minor injuries, said Prasad Thotakura, president-elect of Telugu Association of North America (TANA).

"We have informed the parents of Naresh. We are making all the necessary arrangements to send the body of Naresh to Hyderabad as soon as possible," Thotakura told PTI.

Naresh completed his B.Tech from Arora Engineering College, Bhuvangiri, Nalgonda district in 2008 and joined Wright State University in January 2009. He is survived by his

parents and brother who live in Hyderabad.

"It is very sad to see a young bright student losing his life in a freak accident. Bhaskar Dacha, father of Naresh, was in a great shock seeking TANA help to send

Naresh's body to Hyderabad to pay last respects to his belovedson," said Jayaram Komati, president, TANA.

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