A youth Congress leader was killed and another injured when a car in which they were travelling rolled down into a gorge near Ladu on Nahan-Shimla road.
Youth Congress leader Ravinder Jassal, aged 38 years, hailed from Sirmaur district, police said.
He was returning to Nahan after attending a rally at Shimla to felicitate Union minister VB Singh on completion of 50 years in public life when the accident happened.
The car plunged into 800-ft gorge near Ladu village, police said adding Jassal died instantly.
22-year-old Ishan was injured and was admitted to PGI Chandigarh where his condition was described as stable.