Four persons were killed after the car they were traveling in smashed into a truck near Turkapally village on the outskirts of Hyderabad in the early hours of Friday.

According to the police, the car driver apparently did not notice the stationary truck which had a flat tyre on the road and drove into it at around 3.30 am.

The car occupants included the driver Raju, two children Shravan and Shalini died on the spot while the children’s mother Sattava succumbed to death while being rushed to Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.

The family had hired the car to go to Hyderabad to receive the family head, Tekumatla Rajesh, who was returning home from Qatar.
Meanwhile, the truck driver fled the scene and police have seized the sand-laden vehicle.