More than £103,000 raised for family of man who died in Wakefield horror smash

More than £100,000 has been raised for the family of a ‘talented’ man who died in a horror crash in Wakefield.

By Nick Frame
Friday, 1st April 2022, 9:23 am
Updated Friday, 1st April 2022, 9:26 am
Ravi Venkatesh Sivaramakrishnan.
Ravi Venkatesh Sivaramakrishnan.

Ravi Venkatesh Sivaramakrishnan, who was 38, was killed in the smash on the A650 near Snow Hill on the evening of March 9, while his wife and two children were also injured.

An online donation page was set up for his family, which is now standing at an incredible £103,000.

Set up by family friend Jerome Vincent, he said: “Ravi was an incredibly talented person, a great father, friend, and colleague.

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“We want to thank everyone for all the kind words and support they’ve already shown us throughout.

“It means more to us than words can say.

“Nothing can compensate for Ravi’s loss but every little helps.

“All the received funds will be transferred to Aarthi Kannan, wife of Ravi Venkatesh, who has been added as the beneficiary of this fundraiser.

“The funds received would be used to support the family and for the education of their kids.”

To donate, click here.Mr Sivaramakrishnan, his wife and two girls aged four and 10, were travelling in their Citroen Picasso at around 9.15pm on Wednesday, March 9 when it was involved in a collision with a BMW and Volvo.

West Yorkshire Police said the woman and two girls were in hospital with serious injuries.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash.

They have since been bailed pending further inquiries.