Three persons were killed and one another suffered critical injuries in a road accident near Anasagaram village under Nandigama police station limits in the early hours on Thursday.

The deceased were identified as K. Venkata Suresh (45) and SK. Bhale Saheed (27), both natives of Guntur and K. Nagavenkata Chowdeswara Rao (35) of Eluru. Car driver S. Kishore was admitted to Guntur General Hospital.

The accident occurred when the speeding car hit the stationary lorry on the National Highway at around 4 a.m.

The victims were travelling from Hyderabad to Vijayawada. Police registered a case.