Dhenkanal: A couple was killed after the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a speeding truck near Kantanali Bypass on NH-55 in Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.
The deceased man has been identified to be an employee of Gupta Motors in Jajpur district.
According to sources, the couple was en route to Angul from Dhenkanal when the truck coming from the DPS School route hit them killing the duo on the spot. However, the truck driver managed to escape soon after the accident.
On being intimated, Town Police personnel reached the spot, seized the bodies for post-mortem and launched a probe into the incident.