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Two dead as car falls into ditch on Pune-Mumbai expressway after driver falls asleep

The deceased were identified as Shashikant Pritam Vilas Salunkhe, 26, and Rahul Hanumant Rajguru, 28, while the injured was identified as Pratik Amre, 26, all residents of Pune.  

pune Updated: Oct 24, 2017 23:45 IST
Shalaka  Shinde
The car was heading from Mumbai to Pune when the driver of the car, Rahul Rajguru, fell asleep behind the wheel and lost control of the vehicle, according to the police.  
The car was heading from Mumbai to Pune when the driver of the car, Rahul Rajguru, fell asleep behind the wheel and lost control of the vehicle, according to the police.  (HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Two died while one was injured when the car they were travelling in met with an accident along the Pune-Mumbai expressway in the early hours of Tuesday.  

The deceased were identified as Shashikant Pritam Vilas Salunkhe, 26, and Rahul Hanumant Rajguru, 28, while the injured was identified as Pratik Amre, 26, all residents of Pune.  

Another person who was travelling in the car escaped with minor injuries and went to the Talegaon Dabhade police station to report the incident, according to the police.  

When Swapnil Ghorpade, 26, reached the station, the police rushed to the spot and took the injured to Sparsh hospital near Somatane Phata in Talegaon Dabhade. The deceased men's bodies were sent for post mortem.  

The car was heading from Mumbai to Pune when the driver of the car, Rahul Rajguru, fell asleep behind the wheel and lost control of the vehicle, according to the police.  

The car went into a hole dug near the roadside at Adhegaon which falls under the jurisdiction of the Talegaon Dabhade police station of Pune rural police.  

It was a Toyota Etios, a sedan car deployed as a passenger vehicle between Mumbai and Pune, registered with the number MH12 KN7545, according to the Talegaon Dabhade police. The police are trying to ascertain more details of the two men killed in the car accident.

The state transport and traffic authorities had identified 634 accident-prone black-spots in the state. Out of these 634, 11 are along the Pune-Mumbai expressway between Panvel and Lonavala. One of these 11 spots was found to be on the slope along the Amrutanjan bridge that leads to Lonavala.