Four members of a Delhi-based family were killed in a road mishap near Gurudwara Manji Sahib on National Highway No. 1 in Ambala on Sunday afternoon.
The deceased have been identified as Sachin Gupta (45), his wife Rakhi Gupta (40), son Partyaksh (12) and daughter Brinda (3).
Sources said the husband, wife and son were killed on the spot while the daughter succumbed to her injuries on the way to PGIMR Chandigarh.
They were all were residents of Loha Mandi area of Nariana in Delhi and were on their way to Amritsar when the accident took place.
According to local residents, Sachin, who was a businessman, was driving the Maruti Swift Desire car in high speed and suddenly rammed into a stationery truck on the busy highway.
They said that first the side of the car was hit by another speeding vehicle which had overtaken it following which Sachin lost control over his car.
Locals informed that the bodies were badly entwined in the mangled remains of the car and were taken out with great difficulty with the help of a crane.
The family was going for New Year celebrations with their relatives in Amritsar, sources said.
Ambala deputy commissioner of police Shekhar Vidyarthi rushed to the spot after the accident.
Officials said that the bodies have been removed to civil hospital for the post mortem examination and their relatives have been informed. A case has been registered against the truck driver for dangerously parking the vehicle on road.