A 14-year-old girl died on the spot and several others were injured when a vehicle overloaded with passengers collided with another vehicle resulting in one vehicle turning turtle near Velagoundanur on Omalur – Tharamangalam Road here on Wednesday.
The police said that a vehicle with 32 passengers was moving towards Tharamangalam while another vehicle with 20 passengers was moving towards Omalur.
When nearing Velagoundanur, the two vehicles coming in opposite directions brushed against each other, resulting in the driver of one vehicle losing control and the vehicle turning turtle.
In the impact, the girl, a native of a village in Mecheri, died on the spot while more than 20 passengers in the vehicle suffered injuries.
They were taken to Government Hospital in Omalur and later seven were referred to Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital in Salem.
The Omalur police have registered a case in this connection. Police are looking for the driver.