Jaahnavi Kandula Age, Death, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 23 Years
Death Cause: Car Accident
Death Date: 23/01/2023

Jaahnavi Kandula

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 2000
BirthplaceAndhra Pradesh, India
Date of Death23 January 2023
Place of DeathSeattle, United States
Age (at the time of death)23 Years
Death CauseCar Accident [1]The New Indian Express
College/UniversityNortheastern University, South Lake Union, Seattle
Educational QualificationMaster’s degree in information systems [2]NDTV World

Note: She was supposed to complete the course by December 2023; however, she died in a road accident in January 2023.
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Unmarried
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known (elementary school teacher)
SiblingsShe was the eldest among her siblings.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jaahnavi Kandula

  • Jaahnavi Kandula was an Indian student studying in Seattle, United States. In 2023, she lost her life after she was hit by a car in Seattle. The car was being driven by a police officer named Kevin Dave.
  • According to her uncle, she was raised single-handedly by her mother in Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • In 2021, Jaahnavi travelled from Bengaluru to the United States as part of a student exchange program.
  • On 23 January 2023, she died after she was hit by a patrol car driven by police officer Kevin Dave in Seattle. Reportedly, Dave was driving the car at a high speed of 74 mph (119 kmph) while responding to a high-priority call, when the accident occurred at the intersection of Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street. According to some sources, the impact of the car was so severe that her body was thrown more than 100 feet (30 meters) away from the accident site. [3]The New Indian Express However, due to a lack of sufficient evidence, the police officer did not face any criminal charges. [4]Hindustan Times
  • On 12 September 2023, the Seattle Police Department released a video recorded by the body camera of police officer Daniel Auderer, who was tasked with checking if Dave was under the influence of any substances on 23 January 2023. In the video, Daniel could be heard having a conversation with guild President Mike Solan. [5]The New Indian Express Before laughing and referring to Jaahnavi as a regular person, Daniel said,

    She is Dead.”

    Further, he could be heard saying,

    Yeah, just write a check. Eleven thousand dollars.”

    Concluding the call Daniel said,

    She was 26 anyway, she had limited value.”

  • Following the viral circulation of the video on social media, India raised the matter strongly with US authorities, calling for a thorough investigation and the prosecution of those accountable for the tragedy. On 13 September 2023, the Consulate General of India in San Francisco conveyed deep distress about the incident in a post on X, which read,

    Recent reports including in media of the handling of Ms Jaahnavi Kandula’s death in a road accident in Seattle in January are deeply troubling. We have taken up the matter strongly with local authorities in Seattle & Washington State as well as senior officials in Washington DC for a thorough investigation & action against those involved in this tragic case. The Consulate & Embassy will continue to closely follow up on this matter with all concerned authorities.” [6]NDTV World