P. Rathanam (45), a truck driver of Anamangalam village in Peramabalur district, died when a truck knocked him down during the late hours of Sunday. Paramathi Police, who registered a case and is investigating, said that Rathanam parked his truck by the side of National Highway – 7 heading towards Namakkal and crossed the road for dinner. After finishing dinner, he was standing by the side of the highway when another truck speeding from Namakkal to Karur knocked him down, police said and added that he was rushed to a private hospital in Namakkal but died on the way.