Drivers of a lorry and a jeep were killed when the vehicles collided near Rekkya village in Belthangady taluk on Thursday.
The Puttur Traffic police gave the names of the victims as Gopal (48) from Moodbidri and Chandrashekar (27) from Uppinangady.
The police said the lorry was going to Mangalore while the jeep was headed towards Udane. Lorry driver Gopal could not control his vehicle while negotiating a curve near Rekkya village and hit the jeep head on. The lorry dragged the jeep and hit a tree. Gopal and Chandrashekar, who was driving the jeep, died on the spot.
Joony, who was travelling in the jeep, was admitted to a private hospital in Mangalore, the police said.