Four-wheeler accident fatality

Published 3:20 pm Friday, January 11, 2013

A four-wheeler accident reported on Sunday involved the death of a man from India working in the county on a work visa.

Deputies and emergency personnel were called to a home on Gogo Road Sunday at about 8:30 a.m. in response to a four-wheeler accident, said Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Donnie Saucier.

When they arrived they found 40-year-old Vishnu Tikaram Bhandari of 436 GoGo Rd., pinned under a four-wheeler in a nearby field, Saucier said. Emergency personnel checked for signs of life but found none.

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A subsequent investigation showed Bhandari was riding the four-wheeler in the field when for an unknown reason if flipped on top of him, Saucier said. Bhandari’s cause of death was listed as asphyxiation due to compression and a laceration to the liver, Saucier said.

Bhandari was living in the county while working as a caretaker under a work visa from the country of India, Saucier said.