An auto driver was killed when a running lorry overturned on his auto rickshaw in Thoppur Ghat road on Tuesday night.

Police sources said that a lorry heading for Salem from Hosur lost control and hit a van proceeding in the same direction.

The impact caused the lorry to overturn and hit an auto rickshaw that was parked on the road side.

The driver Venkatesan sitting inside the auto was caught under the lorry and died on the spot. Five persons were injured in the accident.

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