The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of five people who died after being involved in a motor vehicle incident in Surrey on April 28, 2013.
The deceased are three adults and two children, all from Surrey:
Pawandeep Arjot, aged 31
Annish Sachdeva, aged five
Jessica Sachdeva, aged three
Neelam Rani Dhingra, aged 47
Vidya Wanti Sachdeva, aged 68
Ms. Arjot was the driver of, and the other four were passengers in, a car which was hit broadside by a mini-van at the intersection of 32nd Ave. and 176th Street (Pacific Highway) in Surrey at about 11 a.m. on April 28. All five were deceased at the scene.
Annish and Jessica were the children of Ms. Arjot and her husband. Ms. Dhingra was Ms. Arjot's sister-in-law and Vidya Sachdeva was her mother-in-law.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this incident.
The families of the deceased have been notified of the deaths. On behalf of the families, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the families and friends of those involved in this tragic crash.
For further information, please contact:
Coroner, Strategic Programs
BC Coroners Service