An NRI techie from Krishna district was killed and three others injured in a road accident in California in the United States on Sunday afternoon. The incident came to light on Tuesday when the family of the victims received information from their kin in US.
According to information, Gorla Lalitha, 50, died on the spot when the car in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding vehicle from behind on the highway. Her husband, Veeranjaneyulu, and two others suffered serious injuries in the mishap.
Veeranjayeulu, a native of Malleswaram village of Bantumilli mandal in Krishna district, married Lalitha of Eluru in West Godavari district about 20 years ago. Sources said the family of Veeranjaneyulu had gone for shopping on Sunday and the accident took place while they were returning home.
Sources said Veeranjaneyulu stopped the vehicle on one side on the highway following a technical snag. A vehicle coming from behind rammed into the car which then collided with another vehicle.
As a result, all the four travelling in the car suffered grievous injuries. The highway police rushed the victims to a local hospital where the doctors declared Lalitha dead.
The condition of Lalitha’s husband Anjaneyulu, who was driving the vehicle at the time of mishap, is said to be critical.
Anjaneyulu’s nephew Satyanarayana Murthy and his son suffered minor injuries. Both Anjaneyulu and Lalitha were software engineers and moved to the US only about six years back. TOI