Early Times Report
Jammu, Feb 20: Five of a family were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a truck on the Jammu-Pathankot national highway on Thursday.
The police said an Alto car on its way to Jammu from Punjab’s Amritsar hit a stationary truck from behind in the morning in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jatwal, which is around 50 kilometers from Jammu.
Driving at a fast speed, the man on the wheel lost control which led to the collision and death of all five occupants on the spot, police said.
As soon as police reached the spot, the occupants were shifted to a district hospital in Samba, where they were declared brought dead.
The deceased were identified as Manjit Singh, 56, his son Sahabjit Singh, 20, brothers Darshan Singh, 80, and Arjun Singh, 85, and his wife Darshan Kaur, 70. It is learnt that the family was coming back to Jammu after attending a marriage function at Amritsar.
The police have registered a case of causing death by negligence under section 279/337 of IPC and initiated investigation.