Two Delhi cloth merchants and a driver were killed as the SUV they were travelling in rammed in a stationary truck at a bridge on the National Highway-1 near Barmalipur village in Doraha on Saturday.
Two occupants of the car died on the spot and the driver succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.
The driver of the truck fled from the spot after the incident.
The deceased were identified as traders Mohammad Imran, 40, of Delhi, his brother-in-law Mohammad Islam, 38, and driver Mohammad Rashid, 41. The victims were on way to Jalandhar from Delhi for business purpose.
Doraha SHO inspector Rajnish Sood said the impact of collision was so high that the SUV was badly mangled and bodies could be extracted after much efforts.
The police have impounded the truck and investigations are on. A case has been registered against the unidentified driver.
On September 5, three Delhi residents had lost their lives near Doraha in a similar mishap involving a car and a parked truck.
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