Three Indian students die in car mishap in Massachusetts
Photo: Berkshire Eagle, Stephanie Zollshan
NEW HAVEN, MA (ANI) – Three students from India died in a car accident in Sheffield, MA, the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office said.
State and local police are still investigating a two-motor vehicle collision that killed three and hospitalized five people.
The crash occurred on October 26 morning at approximately 5:30 am when a Toyota Sienna and a Chevrolet Silverado collided on Route 7 near Pike Road in Berkshire county.
Three occupants of the Sienna, 27-year-old Prem Kumar Reddy Goda, 22-year-old Pavani Gullapally, and 22-year-old Sai Narasimha Patamsetti, died on the scene.
“The State Police Detective Unit notified family members and/or designees of the decedents and the Consulate General of India, New York,” the District Attorney’s Office said.
“Law Enforcement identified the occupants of the Sienna as international college students, six studying at the University of New Haven and one at Sacred Heart University. The operator of the Silverado lives in Sheffield,” it added.
Ophelie Rowe-Allen, the university’s dean of students, emailed a statement to the New Haven school community. “Please join me in extending our heartfelt condolences to the parents, family, friends, and classmates of Pavani and Sai, and in keeping all of the students involved in your thoughts,” he wrote.
The details of the crash remain unclear, including where the students were going. The accident is under investigation by Sheffield police and the state police accident reconstruction unit.