Former AIADMK MLA dies in road accident

Former legislator Sundaravel his wife and driver died in a road accident as their car crashed into a container lorry in Vellore today. The Tirupattur MLA, who was originally in the All India Anna Dravida Munnera Kazhagam, then joined Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam led by T T V Dhinakaran and was its Tirupur secretary.

Sources said the mishap occurred while he was on his way to Chennai for an appointment with an ophthalmologist. On the Chennai-Bengaluru Highway at Vinnamangalam, the car hit the rear of a container lorry in high-speed. In the impact, the car was squeezed under the container lorry. All three people travelling in the car - Sundaravel, his wife Vijayalakshmi and driver Veeramani were crushed to death.