PERAMBALUR: Four persons were killed and five others sustained injuries in a car-lorry collision near Siruvachur in Perambalur district on Sunday. M Kathiravan (50), his brother Karmugil (45), and their friend M Kannan (45) along with their families drove down to the Samayapuram temple in Tiruchy from Kallakurichi on Sunday morning.
While attempting to turn on the Tiruchy-Chennai national highway, Kathiravan, who was driving the car reportedly lost control over the vehicle and hit a truck that was heading towards Tiruchy.
In the impact, Karmugil, his son Lingendhiran (8), and mother Tamilarasi (65) died on the spot, while Kannan’s wife Vedhavalli and sons Kishore (13) and Divagar (6), Kathiravan and his son Sundaravadhanan (13), sustained grievous injuries.
A case was registered and truck driver W Nelson (35) of Tiruchy was arrested.