- Accident happened on Saturday, after midnight
- Video of fire posted by witnesses, unable to them due to heat
- Ashwin was national champion in LGB F4 category in 2012 and 2013
Ashwin, 27, was the national champion in LGB F4 category in 2012 and 2013. His wife Nivedha, 26, was a doctor at a private hospital.
A video of the blazing fire was posted on social media by eyewitnesses who said they were unable to rescue the couple due to the intense heat from the flames.
Authorities said fire-fighters received the distress call at 1:51 am and a team was rushed to the scene but it was too late to save the couple.
Racer Karun Chandhok was among those who mourned Ashwin Sundar's death on Twitter.
Very sad to hear this morning that the young Indian National racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife were killed in a road accident. #RIP- Karun Chandhok (@karunchandhok) March 18, 2017