Indian American girl dead in fatal road accident in Kerala to be cremated in Chicago

KOTTAYAM (TIP): A 4-year-old Indian-American girl Jerena, who was spending her vacation with parents in the ancestral village, died on September 1 after suffering severe injuries in a fatal road accident that happened near Kottayam, Kerala.

The girl along with her family was traveling to the state capital Thiruvananthapuram to visit the museum when the accident occurred.

Born and brought up in Chicago, Jerena was the younger daughter of Jomon Mathew and Filsy who are settled in Chicago.

Jomon works as a Physiotherapists’ and Philsy is a nurse. The couple also has two sons named Johano and Geydon. It was Jerena’s first visit to her ancestral village.

The accident occurred on MC Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a nearby wall. All six, including the driver, were rushed to the hospital in Meeyannur, but Jerena’s was declared brought dead by the doctors.

The family has decided to cremate the body in Chicago.