Four Kenyans die in car accidents in US

By Nairobi News Reporter

Four Kenyans living in the United Sates have died in separate accidents in the past week. On Saturday, two Kenyan men died in a car crash that also killed a third man in Delaware.

Delaware State Police identified the two victims as 25-year-old James Ogachi of Cary, North Carolina and 26-year-old Kelvin Mwangi of New Castle, Delaware.


The Rise of the African Multinational Enterprise: The most authoritative book on private enterprise in Africa. Get a Copy from SPRINGER


According to the police, Ogachi was driving a 2015 Hyundai Sonata at around 2am when he hit an oncoming Chevrolet Suburban which caught fire and killed the driver, who was identified as Fransisco Rodriguez.

Ogachi and Mwangi, who was in the front passenger seat, were pulled out of the wreckage by firefighters and rushed to Christina Hospital where they both died.



A third man, who was inside Ogachi’s car, was hospitalized with serious injuries. Investigations into the accident are ongoing.

In another incident, 28-year-old Jacob Kipserem, 28, of Buies Creek died on the spot after his truck collided with a bus on Sunday afternoon in Durham, North Carolina.


RELATED POSTS


NEWLY-MARRIED

Kipserem was thrown out of the truck on impact. The bus driver and three passengers were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police stated.

According to the police, alcohol and speed were not factors in the accident, and no charges were filed. The collision also remains under investigation.

A week earlier, another Kenyan Enock Bor, of Bloomington-Normal City, Illinois died in another car accident on September 13.

Advertisements

Bor, who hailed from Ziwa, in Uasin Gishu County, was newly married to Betsy Kosgei, an international student at Illinois State University.

The deceased leaves behind his wife and a 3-month-old-daughter Gabby Bor.


Africans in America

Nobody reports on Kenyans in America more than Africans-in-America.com The most Authoritative voice of the African Diaspora in America. Subscribe today


According to a Gofundme link set up by friends in the US, the family and the funeral organizing committee are currently fundraising to help Betsy and Gabby to offset bills and travel to back to Kenya for Bor’s burial.

Read more from source Nairobi News

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.