Dev­as­ta­tion at daugh­ter’s death

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

THE fa­ther of an In­dian woman killed in a car crash on Syd­ney’s north­ern beaches says los­ing his only child has left he and the vic­tim’s mother just wait­ing to die.

Akanksha Kadam, a 27-year-old stu­dent and part-time restau­rant worker, died when the car in which she was trav­el­ling crossed to the other side of Mona Vale Rd in Ter­rey Hills and hit a tree in the early hours of July 11, 2017. The driver, 24-year-old Sachin Sachin, told NSW’s Dis­trict Court at his sen­tence hear­ing yes­ter­day that Ms Kadam had been his best friend.

“I want to say to her … wher­ever she is, rest in peace,” he said.

The 24-year-old was 44km/h over the limit, driv­ing er­rat­i­cally and un­der the in­flu­ence of cannabis and al­co­hol af­ter a night out with col­leagues at Mona Vale Beach, ac­cord­ing to agreed facts.

Ms Kadam’s fa­ther Pravin Kadam said in his vic­tim im­pact state­ment he and his wife were “just liv­ing to die” so they could be re­united with their daugh­ter.

Sachin said his mis­take was “never for­giv­able”. He will be sen­tenced on No­vem­ber 30.

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Akanksha Kadam.

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