Sukhdeep Singh, 34 years old, from Truganina, Victoria, passed away on 4 December 2022 leaving behind his wife Gurpreet and two young children Noor and Gurfateh.
The young family was on a joy ride with family friend Ranbeer Singh who bought a new ‘Jeep.’
It is reported that Sukhdeep Singh his family, and Ranbeer Singh were travelling in the western suburb of Mt Cottrell when he lost control of the car.
The vehicle rolled several times and came to rest in a paddock near Sewells Road. Sukhdeep Singh died at the scene while the other four occupants were gravely injured.
Victoria Police said in a statement:
“A male passenger has been taken to hospital in a critical condition. A female passenger and two children have also been transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”
A family friend who has organised a GoFundMe fundraiser for the surviving members of Sukhdeep’s family observed:
“We still consider ourselves fortunate because his wife and children have survived this horrific crash and timely help from Ambulance Victoria has saved them but they are devastated, frightened and scared for their future becuase they have lost the pillar of their house and sole breadwinner too.”
Friends note that Sukhdeep (lovingly called Sukh) was “full of happiness, sense of humour & willing to extend his hand for others. In a blink of an eye, we’ve lost him which is hard to believe.”
Sukhdeep was the only child of his parents and friends are trying to bring them to Australia.
“We want all community and friends to come forward and give with open hearts so the young family can survive without the mortgage stress and the never-ending bills. We all know that life is not easy, but a small gesture of kind words and donation will help the young family.
Sandip Kumar Patel and Amritpal Singh, the fundraiser organisers have appealed to the Indian community that a small donation of any amount would mean the world to the family:
“We believe raising $100,000 for the funeral cost, bringing his parents here to say goodbye to their only son, and supporting his wife and children for their survival would at least alleviate some of their worries initially.”
Friends and local community members are hopeful that this young family will get an opportunity to rebuild their lives in Australia.
Victoria Police is investigating the exact cause of this fatal crash and the matter is also under investigation at the Coroners Court of Victoria.
Anyone who witnessed the collision has dashcam footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au