A 17-year-old pursuing a mechanical engineering course from a private city college died after he was hit by a speeding tanker while crossing a street near Upper Kondhwa Road around 7.45 on Sunday.
Bibwewadi police have identified the deceased as Tejas Sunil Pardeshi,a resident of Sukhsagarnagar in Katraj.
Police sub inspector D T Chavan said,The witnesses have told us that the speeding tanker with registration number MH 13 AX 2358 hit Tejas while he was crossing the road. He suffered serious injuries on stomach. He was rushed to a nearby private hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
The driver fled from the spot with the tanker. Chavan said a team will be sent to Solapur to find out details of the driver of the tanker. Police said Tejass father works for a private security agency.
Meanwhile,a middle aged unidentified person was killed after he was hit by a speeding vehicle near Shivaji Statue square early on Saturday. Shivajinagar police have started inquiry in the area to identify the deceased person and also find out details about the vehicle.