One of the victims, Khaleeluddin, was a complainant in a cheating case and was coming to the city along with a police party

The driver of an Innova vehicle and a passenger were killed when it rammed an oncoming lorry near Bollarum check-post on city outskirts on Rajeev Rahadari in the early hours of Friday. Four other passengers of the Innova and the lorry driver sustained injuries. They were admitted to Oxygen hospital at Alwal. Their condition was stated to be out of danger.

One of the victims, Khaleeluddin of Godavarikhani, was an LIC agent, Bollarum Inspector P. Laxminarayana said. He was complainant in a cheating case registered by the Ramagundam police. The LIC agent was coming to city along with a police party for investigation when the accident occurred around 4.45 a.m.

Death was instant for him and the Innova driver, Pavan, whose body was trapped in the mangled vehicle. Police had to press into service a crane to pull out the driver’s body. “We believe the Innova was travelling at a high speed. It completely got crushed while the front two tyres of the lorry came off,” the Inspector said.

Among the injured were head constable Satyanarayana Rao, his daughter Vasavi, constable Andhraiah, and lorry driver Jagmal Naik.

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