Indian-origin woman, six-year-old daughter die in road accident in Oregon


A four-year-old girl of Indian origin and her mother were killed in a road accident in Oregon on March 30. The mishap occurred when their car collided with another vehicle in the US state of Oregon. The Oregon State Police said that the car drove through a stop sign, which led to the collision.

The police said that the driver of a Ford Focus, 32-year-old Kakkera Geethanjali of Hillsboro, drove through a stop sign on South Meridian Road and into the path of a Jeep Liberty traveling on Oregon 211 east of Woodburn. The Oregon State Police also said that there was slow traffic on the Oregon 211 highway for about five hours at the time of the incident.

While the girl died in the accident, Geetanjali who was hospitalized in critical condition, later succumbed to her injuries. The incident occurred when the family was on its way to a temple to celebrate Geetanjali’s birthday.

The Oregon State Police said that two other members of the family were also injured in the accident that occurred in Clackamas County. Passenger Nareshbabu Kamathman, 36, also of Hillsboro, and an 8-year-old boy were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, the state police said. Software engineers, Geetanjali and Nareshbabu hail from Andhra Pradesh’s Konakanchi village. Arrangements are underway to repatriate the remains of the victims to their hometown for the final rites.

The occupants of the Jeep, Hernandez-Lopez, and Janie Corona-Huarta, 19, of Canby, also sustained injuries. The collision caused significant disruption, with the highway closed for approximately five hours during the on-scene investigation.



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