Karnataka: According to the information given by the police, in an incident that took place today in central Karnataka where seven men travelling to attend a friend’s marriage lost their lives when the car crashed into a truck.
While talking to the media, Additional Superintendent of Police M. Muthuraj went on to say: The mishap occurred around Wednesday midnight when the speeding multi-utility vehicle rammed into the rear side of a truck carrying timber near Muddinakoppa, in this district, on the state highway.
The victims, aged between 25-45 years, were travelling from Bengaluru to Sagara town in Malnad region to attend their friend’s wedding on Thursday.
The accident spot is about 100km from Shivamogga and 405km from Bengaluru.
The victims were identified as Madhu, car driver, Praveen, a make-up artist, Mallesh, Sridhar, Rajesekhar, Raghavendra and Manjunath.
Police had a tough time extricating the victims’ bodies from the mangled vehicle, which got stuck to the truck’s rear side on impact.
The accident also led to blocked vehicular traffic on the busy highway for over three hours post-midnight.
“The unidentified truck driver escaped in the dark. A search is on to nab him. He seems to have suddenly applied the brake, resulting in the collision from behind,” said Muthuraj.