Sriram Sundaram
Photo: GoFundMe
Photo: GoFundMe

GoFundMe page raises $360K after Forsyth County father of 2 dies in car crash

A GoFundMe page for a Forsyth County father of two, who was killed Thursday when a pickup truck T-boned his vehicle, has raised more than $360,000.

Sriram Sundaram, 42, was turning left from Peachtree Parkway onto Callaway Court to go to Cherians International Fresh Market when the truck hit him, Forsyth County deputies told Channel 2 Action News.

Channel 2 obtained surveillance video from the grocery store that showed the moments before impact. He died later that day at a local hospital from a head injury sustained in the crash.

This is a screenshot of the surveillance video obtained by Channel 2 Action News. The photo shows the moment before the man’s vehicle is struck by the pickup truck during a left turn. (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

The GoFundMe page was set up for his widow and their 7-year-old and 12-year-old daughters, according to the page. His widow, Sarnya Sekar, was also in the vehicle when the wreck happened, and she received minor injuries.

The page said Sundaram, who was born in India, was the only member of his family with a work visa, so they will have to relocate to India. The GoFundMe page was fundraising to help the family move to India, fund his daughters’ education and for general financial support. 

The sheriff’s office told Channel 2 the crash is still under investigation, and it’s unclear whether the driver of the pickup truck will face charges.

A visitation was held for Sundaram on Monday afternoon. His remains have been flown to India for his funeral, the news station reported. 

Given the outpouring of donations, an update posted to the GoFundMe page said the page’s fundraising goal of $300,000 will not be increased, despite the page surpassing its goal.

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