A 19-year-old youth was killed and three of his friends suffered injuries when a car in which they were travelling skidded of the road and hit a tree in Sector 26 on Friday night.
The police said the incident happened when four friends, all in their early 20s, identified as Rishabh, Varinderjeet, Kamalpreet and Aditya Singla, were retur ning home from Sukhna Lake in a Honda Accord car. The car being driven by Rishabh was allegedly speeding due which one of its front tyres burst and it hit a tree at Sector 26 chowk.
Aditya Singla, who was sitting in the front seat, received serious injuries after his head hit the front pane of the car. Aditya, a resident of Sector 21, Chandigarh, was declared dead at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32.
Sources said, the youths were under the influence of liquor and bottles were also recovered from their car. However, station house officer, Sector 26, Anokh Singh denied having knowledge about it.