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Indian-American woman killed by reckless compatriot driver

Press Trust of India  |  Houston 

A 16-year-old Indian-American boy has been arrested for allegedly striking and killing a woman from while racing his pickup truck with another vehicle in the US state of Florida, a media report said.

Madhav Sood, the driver of the truck, has been arrested on charge of vehicular homicide in Lake Mary area in the death of 31-year-old Priya Pachauri.

Police said Pachauri was walking on the sidewalk along Lake Emma Road when she was struck by Sood's truck which he was driving recklessly, Wftv.Com reported.

The speed of his vehicle was above the posted speed limit of 72.42 kph when he aggressively changed lanes while racing another vehicle and hit Pachauri, police said.

They said Sood was racing another vehicle when he lost control, crossed the median and slammed into Pachauri before hitting through a section of the railing.

A friend of Pachauri's husband said her husband is in India, where the couple had moved from five years ago.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 19:42 IST