Indian American family of four killed in car crash in California


A horrific car crash killed an Indian American family of four on April 24 in Pleasanton, California.

The City of Pleasanton Police Department investigating the case called it a single-vehicle accident that occurred around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 on Foothill Road near Stoneridge Drive that resulted in the loss of a family of four.  A full investigation of the accident is ongoing, however, they suspect speed may have been a factor. The vehicle appears to have lost control and collided with a large oak tree. Despite efforts to render aid to one of the children, all four individuals died at the scene,” the police said in a statement.

The victims were Pleasanton residents.

The police have not released the names of the victims. But the friends of the victims’ family holding a ‘Remembrance Ceremony’ on April 28, have named the father as Tarun George, his wife Rincy, and two children Rowan and Aaron. The two children were under the age of 15.

A shocked neighbor told CBS News that the family was on their way home after visiting a friend’s birthday party. It is learned it was an electric vehicle and it caught fire after hitting the pole, which reignited multiple times while investigators were clearing the scene.

The Pleasanton Unified School District says both children were students — one in middle school and the other in elementary. Friends describe the family as very sociable and active in the community.

“The City of Pleasanton offers its deepest condolences to everyone affected by this heartbreaking loss. We understand that this tragedy deeply impacts the victims’ families, first responders, and our entire community, and encourage those affected to seek support through available resources,” the police statement added.

The memorial service will take place at 3 pm at the Val Vista Community Park, Pleasanton, California.


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