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Two Indian Student Killed in Hit and Run in Tennessee
Vybhav Gopisetty and Judy Stanley both come from small and middle class families from India
KNOXVILLE, TN- The Tennessee State University campus is grieving this holiday season, as two of their students – Vybhav Gopisetty and Judy Stanley, both Indian – were killed in a car crash on Thanksgiving Day.
Gopisetty, 26, and Stanley, 23, died after a driver hit their vehicle and drove away, according to a report.
Gpooisetty belongs to Vijaywada city, Andra Pradesh. India
Julakanti went on to note that Gopisetty’s work was featured in international journals while Stanley was working to help those in poverty, it said.
“They both come from small and middle class families from India and left their last breath in United States,” Julakanti wrote on the post, according to the report.
Police say the driver of the pickup fled from the scene and witnesses’ description matches David Torres..
According to a Metro Nashville Police Department news release, Torres’ 2011 GMC pickup collided with a 2015 Nissan Sentra at 7:35 p.m. The Sentra was attempting to cross Nolensville Pike, west to east, from the parking lot of U.S. Bank to Walmart at 4040 Nolensville Pike. The GMC, heading north on Nolensville, hit the passenger side of the Sentra, sending it off the roadway, through a fence and into a tree on Walmart property, police said in the report.
Witnesses told police that just prior to the crash, the GMC was speeding and ran the red light at the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Harding Place, the report added.
Torres surrendered on December 1 to the Metro Nashville Police.