While travelling back to Umbergaon, Television actors Gagan Kang and Arjit Lawania met with a road accident yesterday. The two had completed their shooting for Mahakali and we’re going back to Umbergaon via Ahmedabad-Mumbai Highway when at 11:30 am on 19th August their car hit a trolley standing on the road side. The two were travelling with their spot boy when this mishap took place. Unfortunately, all the three were declared dead on the spot.
Gagan reached fame with the role of Hanuman’s father Kesari on Sony Entertainment Television’s Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman. Presently, the two were seen in the show Mahakali that is aired on Color TV. Arjit was seen in the role of Indra on the show while Gagan played the role of Nandi.
At around 11.15 am, when the car was on the Chillar Phata, near Hotel Mountain on the highway at Manor, Kang lost control of his vehicle. He went and crashed into the rear end of a stationary trailer parked alongside the road.
Eye-witnesses said that such was the impact of the crash that the car roof smashed into the trailer before turning reverse. When the car came to a halt it was facing towards Gujarat. The victims were killed on the spot. Police said that the driver of the trailer was detained but it has emerged that the trailer was correctly parked on the siding of the road. Police said that Kang was found dead on the driver’s seat. Beer cans and snacks were found on the front and rear seats. Police said that the driver was over speeding as per the indications displayed on the car. Police said that they have not ruled out the possibility of drunken driving as beer cans were found in the vehicle.
Police said that they are awaiting autopsy report to determine if the driver was drunk. A case of accidental death has been registered. Police said that the cellphones of the victims were smashed in the accident. It took them a while to get hold of Kang’s SIM card, following which his mother and brother were informed.