It took place on Hosur-Krishnagiri NH

Five people, including three women and an infant, were killed in an accident near Shoolagiri on the Hosur-Krishnagiri National Highway on Tuesday.

According to police, the car occupied by the deceased V. Rajesh (28), his wife R.T. Chandra (26) their baby R. Agama, relative S. Umadevi (53) and her daughter S. Divya (27) hit a tipper lorry which jumped out of the road from the opposite direction after hitting a median.

Four people died on the spot. Divya died on the way to a hospital in Bangalore.

The driver of the tipper fled from the scene.

Enquiry reveals that Rajesh, an officer in a private company in Chennai, who was driving his SUV, was proceeding to Bangalore from Chennai. All of them hailed from Kozhikode in Kerala.

Rajesh took along his family and two others (relatives of his wife) for an official meeting to be held on Wednesday in Bangalore.

The empty tipper lorry from Hosur was proceeding to Krishnagiri.

The bodies of the deceased were handed over to the family members after the post mortem at the Government Hospital in Hosur.