Professional car racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife were charred to death after their BMW car rammed a tree on the Santhome High Road in Chennai in the early hours of Saturday.
Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha were charred to death after their BMW lost control, hit a tree and burst into flames in Pattinampakkam. The two passengers could not get out of the car in time.
Police officials said that the incident happened around 3:30am on Saturday and both Ashwin and his wife died on the spot. Police officials confirmed that the racer was driving above the allowed speed limit.
Police said Sundar and his wife were trapped inside the car as they could not open the doors. Nivedhitha was a doctor working at a private hospital in Chennai.
Passersby, who the vehicle on fire, alerted the Chennai city police control room, and a team of police personnel from the Adyar traffic investigation wing rushed to the spot.
A video has been circulating on social media in which the car can be seen in flames next to a tree. People are standing at a distance and recording a video, with one user beaming it live on Facebook.