A coupe was killed and three of their family were injured when a car they were travelling in collided with a truck at Brahampur village near Nangal on the Chandigarh-Una road on Friday night.
The deceased were identified as 62-year-old Nek ram and his wife 56-year-old Madhu. Their son Deepak (31), daughter-in-law Ritu (28) and three-month-old granddaughter were injured. The accident took place when the family was returning to Una from Kharar in a Hyundai Santro car (HP-31A-2413). As they reached Brahampur village, an unidentified truck collided with the car, leaving the couple dead on the spot.
The truck driver sped away after the accident. The police have registered a case under Sections 279 (Rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 304-A (Causing death by negligence), 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of 50 rupees) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against unidentified truck driver at the Nangal police station.