Tragic road accident in Alpharetta claims lives of three Indian-American students

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A devastating single-vehicle crash in Alpharetta, Georgia, has resulted in the tragic loss of three young lives and left two others injured. The accident occurred on May 14 on Westside Parkway and involved five students, all aged 18.

Details of the Accident in Alpharetta

The deceased, identified by local police as Sriya Avasarala, Anvi Sharma, and Aryan Joshi, were involved in the crash when the driver, Rithwak Somepalli, reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The car flipped and came to rest upside down in the tree line. Joshi and Avasarala were pronounced dead at the scene, while Sharma succumbed to injuries the following day at North Fulton Hospital.

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Avasarala and Sharma were students at the University of Georgia, and Joshi was a senior at Alpharetta High School. The driver, Somepalli, a student at Georgia State University, and Mohammed Liyakath, also a senior at Alpharetta High School, sustained injuries in the accident and were hospitalized.

A tragic road accident in Alpharetta, Georgia claims the lives of three Indian-American students. Community and university mourn the loss.

A tragic road accident in Alpharetta, Georgia claims the lives of three Indian-American students. Community and university mourn the loss.

Community and University Response

The University of Georgia issued a heartfelt statement expressing deep sorrow over the accident: “The University of Georgia community mourns the lives lost in this tragic accident. Our deepest condolences go out to their families and loved ones as they navigate this difficult time. We hope their memories bring comfort and strength to all who knew them,” stated UGA Media Relations.

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The incident led to the closure of Westside Parkway between Hembree Road and Maxwell Road as emergency services responded and an investigation was initiated. Preliminary findings suggest that excessive speed may have been a significant factor in the crash.

Ongoing Investigation

The Alpharetta Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident. The community, along with the families and friends of the young victims, awaits further details that might shed light on how such a tragedy could have occurred, hoping for measures that might prevent future incidents.

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This tragic event has deeply affected the local community, highlighting the critical importance of road safety, particularly among young drivers.

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