Chennai, March 18, 2017: In a shocking incident, Professional car racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife Nivedhitha were charred to death after their BMW car lost control, hit a tree and burst into flames on the Santhome High Road in Chennai in the early hours of Saturday.
Police said that the incident happened around 3:30 am and both Ashwin and his wife died on the spot as they were trapped inside the car as they could not open the doors. Police officials also confirmed that the racer was driving above the allowed speed limit.
Passersby, who the vehicle on fire, alerted the Chennai city police control room, and a team of police personnel from the Adyar traffic investigation wing rushed to the spot.
Fire and rescue services personnel from Mylapore also pressed into service. They struggled for around half-an-hour to put out the fire.