Jha Washington: A 37-year-old Indian truck driver has departed after his vehicle skidded off a busy highway in the US state of Arizona, his companions have revealed. Nirmal Singh from the Karnal district of Haryana was the only bread earner of his family back home. He lived in Indiana, which has been known as a hub of Sikh drivers in the country over the years.
The event is reported to have happened around 11 pm Monday on Highway 40 near Flagstaff in Arizona, as the victim was taking a cargo from Georgia to California. The police are probing the accident. Singh is believed to have died on the spot, while his friend Rahul is wrestling for life at a local hospital. Rahul is said to be from Ambala.
As per his friends, Singh is survived by his wife and an 11-year-old daughter who live in Karnal. Last year, his son, 14, collapsed in a road accident in India. Because of COVID-19 and the lockdown, he was not able to fly back home, reported by his friends. He was scheduled to travel to India later this year. His friends in the US have initiated a GoFund campaign to support his family and for his last rites.