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Car racer Ashwin Sundar, wife dies in road accident

Ashwin Sundar

Chennai: In a tragic incident, International car racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife were killed in an accident on Saturday after their car crashed into a tree in Chennai.

The car reportedly rammed on a roadside tree on the Santhome High Road in Chennai in the early hours of Saturday and the duo got trapped inside.

The BMW car, which was being driven by Sundar, was stuck in between the tree and a wall after catching fire and the couple was burned to death.

Ashwin (27) was the national champion in LGB F4 category in 2012 and 2013. In 2008, Ashwin had clinched a deal with German racing team Ma Con Motorsport and drove for the German Formula Volkswagen ADAC Championship. His wife Niveditha (26) was a doctor in a private hospital.

An investigation has been launched. Police say they suspect speeding caused the accident.

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