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Radio astrologer dies as car hits big rig
Radio astrologer dies as car hits big rig

BY A STAFF WRITER

 

FRESNO, CA -- Silicon Valley radio astrologer Deepak Kumar, along with four others, was killed on the September 5 morning in a car crash near Fresno, Calif.

Gwen Do, a spokeswoman for Desi 1170 am, where Kumar, also known as Master Deepak ji conducted his twice-weekly radio show, confirmed that the Indian American astrologer was one of the victims of the car crash.

But the Fresno County Coroner’s office has identified only two of the victims in the crash--Indian Americans Vinod Dhammy, 66; and Kuldip Kumar, 64, both of Union City, Calif.

“They were all burned very badly,” said Tony Botti, a spokesman for the Fresno County Coroner.

According to a report from the Central Division of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), which is investigating the incident, on September 5 morning, the driver of a 2009 Mercedes failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Manning Road and SR 33 in the town of Mendota, about 36 miles from Fresno.

The driver rammed into the left side of a 2013 Peterbuilt big rig, causing the car to overturn. The CHP identified the driver of the big rig as Wayne Fletcher, 58, but had not named the car driver.


CHP officers on the scene were able to remove two passengers from the Mercedes before it caught fire and erupted in flames. All five occupants of the car sustained fatal injuries, according to the CHP.

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Update: 09-September-2017

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