A fruit vendor was crushed to death under the wheels of a speeding lorry at L.B. Nagar crossroads on Sunday.

The victim, B. Butchaiah, 55, hailing from Choutapalem village of Darsi mandal in Prakasam district had come to the city a few years ago and was staying with his family members at Uppal.

He was en route to Uppal after purchasing fruits at the Kothapet fruit market, when the lorry rammed into him, killing him on the spot, said L.B. Nagar Sub Inspector M. Mallikarjun.

Lorry driver Shaik Masood of Batasingaram was taken into custody.

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