Three members of a family were killed when a lorry rammed into their car on NH-47 at Thottapally near here on Saturday morning.
The deceased are Prabhakaran Nair, 70, Tharal house, Krishnapuram, Kayamkulam; his son Dileep Kumar, 38, and Dileep’s nephew Naveen, 12.
The Ambalapuzha police said the family was returning from Nedumbassery airport, after seeing off Naveen’s father Dinesh, who was leaving for Australia.
The lorry carrying rubber wood was on its way to Perumbavoor from Kollam.
The police suspect that the driver might have dozed off. The bodies have been handed over to relatives after post-mortem.