National racing champion Ashwin Sundar, wife die in car crash (video)

Last Updated: Saturday, 18 March 2017 (15:11 IST)
Chennai: Two time winner and former Ashwin Sundar, who had excelled in all formats of motorsport, and his wife Nivedhita were to death when the luxury car in which they were travelling rammed into a road side tree and burst into flames in the city today. Police and family sources said the couple were returning home in their car, when the tragedy occurred at the Santhome High Road on the road early this morning. (pic- twitter)

Thirty-one-year-old Ashwin, who had won several titles and was adjudged Champion of Champions in India for winning the 115cc 4-stroke and 150cc four-stroke titles in 2006, lost control of the vehicle after one of the tyres got burst and rammed into a roadside tree. In the impact, the car burst into flames, trapping the couple inside the car. Immediately, the fire engulfed the car and the couple were charred to death. Acting on information, police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot, put out the blaze, and removed the charred bodies to the government hospital for post mortem. (Video on next page)