ERODE: Three of a family, including a three-year-old child, were killed in an accident on Perundurai Road on Friday night. According to the police, the incident happened when the family of S. Karthikeyan (35), was on its way from Udhagamandalam to Karungalpalayam, Erode. As Karthikeyan tried to overtake another vehicle, he ran into a tanker lorry that was moving in the opposite direction.

In the incident that happened near a private school at Pavalathapalayam, the Raj Bhavan employee’s three-year-old daughter Harshavardhani, was thrown off the car and killed on the spot. Karthikeyan, his wife Sowmya (25), and relatives Bhavya (22) and Soundariya Devi (22), were injured in the incident. Police who rushed to the spot, took the injured to a private hospital. Karthikeyan was declared dead on arrival.

Soundariya Devi succumbed to injuries on Saturday morning. The police have registered a case and are investigating.