Three Indians killed in US as car crashes after flying 20 feet over bridge

Three Indian women from Gujarat died in an accident in the United States after their overspeeding vehicle lost control, rammed into a divider, and flew 20 feet into the air before crashing into trees on the opposite side of a bridge. The incident happened on Interstate 85 in Greenville County, South Carolina.

The women have been identified as Rekhaben Dilipbhai Patel, Sangeetaben Bhaveshbhai Patel, and Manishaben Rajendrabhai Patel. They were from Borsad tehsil of Anand district.

The wreckage of the vehicle was found wedged against a tree, shattered into multiple pieces.

“When the vehicle jumped all four lanes of traffic, it actually struck trees probably at least 20 feet above the ground,” Chief Deputy Coroner Mike Ellis from the Greenville County Coroner’s Office told

“When you have got family, probably related, three deceased is nothing that you want to ever see,” Ellis further said.

As per the report, the driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with injuries.

Ellis said the SUV was travelling above the posted speed limit. “Very seldom do you see a vehicle that leaves the roadway at such a high rate of speed that it jumps 4–6 lanes of traffic and lands in the trees approximately 20 feet,” he further said.

He said no other vehicles were involved in the accident, indicating that the vehicle’s high speed was solely responsible for the horrific accident.

Published By:

Abhishek De

Published On:

Apr 27, 2024

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