A two-wheeler rider was killed in a road accident at Thoppur here on Sunday.
According to the police, the deceased was identified as A. Peter (23) of Dharmapuri. Peter along with Kavi Bharathi from Krishnagiri were travelling to Salem on a two-wheeler. While negotiating the ghat road in Thoppur, the vehicle went under a tanker lorry which lost control while overtaking another truck. The tanker lorry driver lost control and hit against the central median.
Peter succumbed to the injuries at the accident spot. Kavi Bharathi, who was riding pillion, suffered injuries and was rushed to Dharmapuri government hospital. Thoppur police have registered a case and are inquiring.