Dhinesh Nagarajan; Gnanappan Nagarajan; Vijaya Lakshmi-Gopal; Athish Nagarajan die in fatal Sedona AZ car crash – Sunday, September 19, 2022

Sedona AZ car crash death of Athish Nagarajan – Obituary

Athish Nagarajan 24-year-old Tempe resident; Dhinesh Nagarajan, a 23-year-old from Tempe; Gnanappan Nagarajan, a 53-year-old, and Vijaya Lakshmi-Gopal, a 45-year-old, have been identified as the four victims of a fatal Sedona AZ car crash that occurred on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Athish Nagarajan, the driver, is a 24-year-old Tempe resident, and the other three passengers are Dhinesh Nagarajan, a 23-year-old also from Tempe, Gnanappan Nagarajan, a 53-year-old, and Vijaya Lakshmi-Gopal, a 45-year-old who is reportedly a visiting Indian family.

Along State Route 179, the collision happened on Sunday at around 2:15 p.m. When his brakes failed, the driver of a tractor-trailer transporting glass said he was traveling south on Interstate 17.

The motorist claims that after exiting the highway at the Sedona exit, he was unable to stop. At that point, he collided into a 2020 Nissan Sentra, killing the family inside. Police maintain that the collision was not caused by intoxication.

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