A UF student was killed and two others were injured Saturday night after a drunk driver hit them at a bus stop, police said.
Karan Khullar, a 22-year-old who immigrated to Gainesville from India last month, was standing at the stop in front of Campus Club Apartments with a group of friends at about 9:30 p.m. when the driver, 23-year-old Damaris Guerrero Garcia, sped onto the sidewalk and struck him, along with two others, according to a sworn complaint.
Garcia, an Ocala resident, was driving drunk on Southwest 37th Boulevard when she approached a curved stretch of road near the 4000 SW 37th Blvd. apartment complex, misjudged it and drove off the roadway, striking Khullar and launching him several feet, wrote Gainesville Police spokesperson Officer Ben Tobias in an email.
Khullar was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital with significant head trauma and was later pronounced dead in the emergency room. The other students injured in the crash, Nikhil Singh and Saurabh Prasad, were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. They are both listed as students in UF’s online directory.
The friends were waiting for the Later Gator F to go to Midtown when the speeding white Hyundai barreled into Khullar, a computer engineering student, Singh said in an interview following his release from the hospital.