Indian-American Killed in Hit-and-Run in Indiana, Wife Critically Injured

Anshul Sharma died on the spot while his wife Samira Bharadwaj was critically injured in the accident
Anshul Sharma died on the spot while his wife Samira Bharadwaj was critically injured in the accident

COLUMBUS, INDIANA (TIP): An Indian American was killed and his wife was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in Columbus, Indiana, on Sunday, March 26 evening.

Anshul Sharma, 30, died on the spot while his wife Samira Bharadwaj, 28, was critically injured in the accident. The police said witnesses at the scene told the officers that a man was driving a red Chrysler minivan and hit the couple from behind near Four Seasons Retirement Centre in Columbus and the accused later fled the scene. Later police arrested 36-year-old Columbus resident Michael Demaio who was driving the car.

The accused, who is in now in a county jail, faces a number of preliminary charges, including “failure to stop after an accident resulting in death,” “failure to stop after an accident resulting in injury,” “operating while intoxicated resulting in death,” and “operating while intoxicated resulting in injury.”

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