Two persons were killed and six others injured when the car in which they were traveling in rammed a stationary tipper lorry at Aruvapakkam near Tindivanam in the early hours of Monday. The victims were identified as S. Murugan, 38, and S. Shanthi, 60, of Murungampakkam in Puducherry.
Six others identified as M. Hemavathy, 36, M. Krishika, 3, M. Krishitha, 5, S. Mangalavathy, 40, S. Poorvika, 11, and E. Jegadeeshwari, 58, sustained injuries and were admitted to the Tindivanam General Hospital and referred to Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Jipmer) in Puducherry.
The police said the accident took place around 4.30 a.m. when the victims were returning to Puducherry from Tindivanam. When they reached Aruvapakkam, Murugan, who was behind the wheel, is believed to have lost control and rammed the tipper lorry. The impact of the crash was such that Murugan died on the spot, while Shanthi died en route to the Tindivanam GH.
The Kiliyanur police are investigating.