A pregnant woman and her husband were killed in an accident at Chelavur Angadi on National Highway 212 here on Saturday morning.

The dead have been identified as K. Mohammed, 45, and Hajra, 37, of Avilora, near Koduvally. The accident occurred when the motorbike on which the couple was riding collided with a goods autorickshaw. They fell off the two-wheeler and were run over by a lorry, the police said.

The victims were taken to the Government Medical College Hospital here but could not be saved. The driver of the goods autorickshaw was later arrested from Vellayil.