Vinayak Mete, a Maratha leader and former MLC, perishes in a car accident.

By: manorama online

Near the Madap tunnel on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, a car struck Mete's vehicle.

By: tribune india

Both the car's driver and another passenger have suffered critical wounds.

By: the indian express

Mete was a fervent advocate for the Maratha community's reservation.

By: news room post

According to the officials, the incident occurred at 5:05 am close to the Madap Tunnel and was handled by the Rasayani Police Station in the neighbouring Raigad district.

By: tribune india

As soon as they arrived to a private hospital in Navi Mumbai, Mete was pronounced dead.

By: wikipedia

Mete was transported to the hospital in a badly injured state, according to a doctor who examined him at the MGM Hospital in Panvel.

By: manorama online

"He arrived around 6.20 in the morning. His pupils were not moving, and he had neither a pulse nor blood pressure.

By: sanatam prabhat

Aside from his wife, Mete is survived by a son and a daughter.

By: maharashtra times

Former state BJP president Chandrakant Patil of Maharashtra claimed they were shocked by Mete's passing.

By: prokerala