Two of the three engineering students, who were riding on a motorcycle, died on the spot when the two-wheeler rammed the stationary lorry at Poondiankuppam near Pudhuchathiram on Monday night.
While Selvakumar was driving the motorcycle, Srinivasan (22) and Rajkumar (21) were sitting on the pillion. After crashing into the lorry Selvakumar (21) and Srinivasan (22) sustained grievous head injuries and died on the spot.
Rajkumar has been admitted to a private hospital at Puducherry. The lorry driver parked the vehicle in a dark spot without tail lights.