Boby Mathew, Dolly Mathew and Steve Manoj died after their car veered into a pond.
A horrible accident on the Sawgrass Expressway in Florida claimed the lives of three members of an Indian American family. Coral Springs, Florida, residents Boby Mathew (47), his wife Dolly Mathew (41) and their son, Steve Manoj (16), were on their way to the Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida. Their car, driven by Boby, crashed into a retention pond near the northbound entrance ramp toward Florida’s Turnpike around 6:30 pm EST.
Boby Mathew, an IT professional, worked in Dallas, Texas, and he was returning to the city after spending the long holiday weekend with the family.
Following the crash, the car, a Honda Accord, submerged in water.
Rescuers, who included divers from Coral-Springs, Parkland, Margate-Coconut Creek fire departments and BSO Fire Rescue, got the three family members trapped inside the submerged car out of the vehicle.
After they were removed from the pond, the three were taken to Broward Health North.
Boby and Dolly Mathew were pronounced dead. The 16-year-old Manoj died at the hospital.
The rescue operations indicated that the vehicle lost its balance as soon as it exited the ramp and fell into the large water body.
Boby and Dolly Mathew are immigrants from Kothamangalam, a small town in the Ernakulam district in Kerala.
The couple’s older son, Austin, was not with them at the time of the accident. Boby Mathew’s two brothers live in the United States, one in Chicago and the other in Dallas.
According to the local Coral Springs Talk, Boby was previously employed with Office Depot as a senior IT manager.
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