Jajpur: In a shocking incident, three persons, including a doctor, were killed after the car they were travelling in hit a stationary truck from rear on NH-16 near Bandalo village under Badachana police limits in Jajpur district last night.
The deceased have been identified as City Hospital doctor Paresh Kumar Mohaptra, Pharmacist Rajendra Samant and driver of the vehicle Manoj Nayak.
As per sources, the incident took place when they were returning to Cuttack after attending a marriage function at Bhograi in Balasore district.
Driver of the vehicle failed to detect a trailer truck standing on the highway and ended up dashing against it from behind. The collision was serious that the SUV got stuck in the truck killing the trio on the spot.
Meanwhile, Badachana police have sent the bodies for post mortem and a case of unnatural death has been registered in connection with the incident.