Airport security guard died after flipping vehicle inside JFK parking lot

Ksenia Novikova
May 13, 2018
02:24 A.M.
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Dayanand Shamsundar was killed after the vehicle he was driving flipped many times and then exploded in flames.


Shamsundar, an airport security guard, was driving near the crossing of Lefferts Boulevard and Pan-Am Road in Queens when the tragic accident occurred on May 6, 2018.

Losing control of his car, Shamsundar, also known as Nan, is believed to have suffered a heart attack while driving to work.

His SUV swayed through a barrier and into numerous parked vehicles in John F. Kennedy International Airport’s parking lot. Then, his vehicle flipped, crashed and burst into flames


As reported by Daily News, first responders pulled him from the burning vehicle. He was immediately taken to the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

The guard, an employee of Allied Universal, was declared dead in the hospital.

According to the authorities, no one else was hurt as a result of the accident.

It has been reported that Shamsundar had visited his brother in Guyana for his birthday. He only left about a week ago.


According to Enmore Village Facebook page, several years ago, Shamsundar left Guyana with his family to take up residency in the United States of America.

Many Facebook users commented to express their sadness and condolences to his family.

Shereen Mohamed wrote: 'Sad, I've known him from my day was alive, my condolences to his family.'

'Heartfelt sympathy to everyone affected by this devastating tragedy, and a great loss to our community. RIP,' Savitri Ramchandar Shahzaman added.

Shamsundar, a father of three, was in his late 60s. He was a former member of a popular Enmore band, according to Kaieteur News Online.


Aside from being a guard, he was also a part-time singer in Guyanese-frequented nightclubs in New York, where he is said to be a famous personality.

In the 1980s, Shamsundar, formerly of Newtown, Enmore, East Coast Demerara, was a well-known member of the Vidyarthy Orchestra, in which his brother was also a member.

Though he loved to sing, he was an excellent drummer as well.