Five persons were killed Tuesday morning when their car collided with a dumper coming from the opposite direction on Mehsana-Radhanpur highway in Patan district,police said.
The accident took place on Mehsana-Radhanpur highway near Harij Dairy between a dumper and a car. Five persons in the car,along with the driver,died on the spot, a Harij police official said.
Four of the deceased were employees of a private catering company,police said,adding that they were on their way to prepare food for a marriage party nearby.
The driver of the dumper fled after the mishap. We are tracing him, Harij police sub-inspector M S Suthar,who is investigating the accident case,said. Police identified the deceased driver as Prakash Solanki and the four employees of the private catering company as Shantilal Balsar of Valsad district,Asif Gamit of Tapi district,Nipen Sunil of Murshidabad in West Bengal and Ravindra Rawat,hailing from Uttarakhand but currently residing in Ahmedabad.