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Indian-origin mother and daughter killed in collision in Oregon

Oregon State Police has identified the victims as Kakkera Geethanjali, 32, of Hillsboro and her four-year-old daughter.

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A road accident in Oregon claimed the lives of an Indian-origin girl and her mother. 

Oregon State Police has identified the victims as Kakkera Geethanjali, 32, of Hillsboro and her four-year-old daughter.

According to preliminary investigation, Geethanjali failed to obey a stop sign, resulting in a collision with a westbound Jeep Liberty operated by Benjamin Hernandez-Lopez, 18, of Canby. The Jeep struck the driver's side of the Ford as it crossed highway-211.

According to the statement released by the Oregon State Police, the female juvenile passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, while Geethanjali was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Additionally, Nareshbabu Kamathman, 36, of Hillsboro, and a male juvenile, aged 8, sustained serious injuries and were transported for medical treatment.

Geethanjali and Nareshbabu, both originally from Konakanchi village in Andhra Pradesh, India, were software engineers, according to reports from India Today.

The occupants of the Jeep, including Hernandez-Lopez and a passenger identified as Janie Corona-Huarta, 19, of Canby, also sustained minor injuries.

The collision caused significant disruption, with the highway closed for approximately five hours during the on-scene investigation. Authorities, including the Oregon State Police, received assistance from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Mollala Police Department, and Mollala Fire, Monitor Fire District.
 

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