Former Cal Poly student Arnesh Mudaliar died in a single-car accident in the Bay Area on April 14, according to Cal Poly Dean of Students Jean DeCosta.
Mudaliar was a computer science student at Cal Poly more than a year ago before taking winter and spring quarters off, DeCosta said, but she did not have any more information on him at this time.
International Students, Inc. adviser Gayle Miller said Mudaliar, who was born in India before his family relocated to Pleasanton, Calif., was in an accident next to Thorne Road and U.S. Highway 101 in Greenfield, Calif. Mudaliar experienced cranial trauma and swelling from the crash, and died within 48 hours of the accident, she said.
“The only consoling part is that he donated his organs and thereby saved seven lives even as he died,” Miller wrote in an email to Mustang Daily. “As you can imagine, several Cal Poly students, as well as my husband and I, have been quite upset over his death.”
According to Miller, Mudaliar was in the process of returning to Cal Poly in the fall.
Mudaliar’s family could not be reached as of press time.