Seven people were killed and one seriously injured after a speeding car rammed into a tree on the Mumbai-Goa highway in Ratnagiri on Wednesday at 7.40 am.
The passengers — Prashant Gurav, Sachin Sawant, Akshay Karekar, Mayur Pednekar, Nihal Kolekar, Kedar Kolekar and Vaibhav Manave — are all Mumbaiites, said the police.
The car was heading towards Goa when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle near Khanu village. Three passengers were killed on the spot, said the police. The rest were taken to Ratnagiri Civil Hospital, where four succumbed to their injuries.