A 55-year-old man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a dumper truck near Kudappanakunnu on Thursday morning.

The police identified the deceased as Gopalakrishnan Nair, a resident of Noopuram House, Peyyad. He is an employee at the District Collectorate here. The accident occurred when Mr. Nair was on his way to work at the Civil Station near Kudappanakunnu. The police said the truck was speeding. They have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the truck driver.

Mr. Nair's wife Anila Kumari and children Arun R. Nair and Aruna R. Nair survive him.