BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – The coroner has released a preliminary cause of death for the Beavercreek family killed in a tragic accident in Kentucky Saturday evening.
On Saturday, June 18, 41-year-old Jitu Galani was driving a Honda CRV on KY-182 with his wife, 39-year-old Nitu Galani, and their two children in the car. According to the Kentucky State Police, Mr. Galani missed the entrance to Carter Caves State Resort Park, so he put the car in reverse, attempting to back down the roadway.
While attempting to back up, the car dropped off the shoulder of the roadway and became stuck. Police said Mr. Galani attempted to free the vehicle, but it rolled backward over a culvert and landed upside-down in five feet of water.
One of the two children, a fourth-grader, managed to free himself and flagged down a ranger to get help, said the Carter County Coroner. He was the only member to survive the incident.
According to the Carter County Coroner, the preliminary cause of death for the family is drowning. an autopsy will be completed in four to eight weeks, after which the father, mother and the four-year-old will be cremated and the remains sent to India.
To help the family with funeral costs, a Go Fund Me has been set up by the father’s cousin. You can donate here.