The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Sivateja Chintala, who was a native of Prakasam district.

Andhra techie killed in US road accident kin set up fundraiser to bring body back
news Crime Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 13:55

A software engineer from Andhra Pradesh was killed in a road accident on Sunday, August 4, while he was heading home in Rawlins, Wyoming along with his colleague. 28-year-old Sivateja Chintala was a native of Komminenivaripalem village in Ballikurava Mandal, Prakasam district.

According to reports, the car he was travelling in lost control and hit a median. In the accident, Sivateja succumbed while his colleague was seriously injured.

Following the incident, the family members of his colleague informed Sivateja‚Äôs sister Priyanka, who also lives in the US, about the tragedy. 

Sivateja reportedly went to the US, six years ago, after completing his B.Tech, according to The Hans India. After pursuing MSc, he was working in a software company.

According to The New Indian Express, Siva Teja‚Äôs parents - Chintala Ramanjaneyulu and Venkata Ratnam, were looking to get him married this year.

They have requested the Union government to arrange for bringing the body to their native village. One of the two brothers of Sivateja is living in Australia, while the other returned to India and is settled in Guntur.

Meanwhile, Sivateja‚Äôs brother-in-law Satyanarayana, has set up a fundraiser on Gofundme to fly his body to India and for other funeral expenses.

In another mishap, a 24-year-old student hailing from Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle on Friday, August 1, in Charlotte, USA.

Vivek was returning home at night after finishing his work, when he was mowed down by an unidentified vehicle. Vivek was reportedly pursuing his Masters degree at North Carolina University. His body is expected to arrive in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

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