A man from Telangana who was pursuing an orthodontics course in the United States, was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Chicago on Thursday night, which was the result of adriver headed on the wrong side of the road on the Veterans Memorial Tollway.
The deceased was identified as 32-year-old Arshad Mohammed, who hailed from Vikarabad. He was reported to be pursuing an advanced medical course at the University of Illinois and was staying with his sister at Bloomingdale.
The police said that the driver was identified as 36-year-old Robert Velazco, who was previously charged with speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. He also succumbed to his injuries in the accident. Three others were injured as a result of the incident. They were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment where their condition is said to be stable.
The accident also caused the tollway to be shut down for a few hours, following which authorities cleared the vehicles and reopened the road.
Mohammed was reported to be a resident of the Andhra Pradesh Housing Board Colony in Vikarabad before he moved to the US to pursue his higher studies. Some reports suggested that his family had moved out and was staying in Hyderabad. They are learnt to have been making arrangements to travel to Chicago for his last rites.
Just last week, a 42-year-old software engineer with roots in Andhra Pradesh, Vallabhaneni Harish, died in a freak mishap in Pittsburgh, while he was repairing his car.
It was reported that he opened the bonnet of his car to check the engine, and the car accidentally ran over him when he was looking at the engine attempting to repair it. His car suddenly jumped when he pulled the accelerator cable and he was crushed between his car and a tree. He sustained severe injuries and died on the spot.