Alappuzha: Five people were killed in a deadly car crash on the National Highway in Ambalappuzha shortly after last midnight.
The deceased are Shijin Das (24), Manu(24), Prasad(25), Amal (28) and Sumod.
Four of them, except Manu, were contingency employees at the ISRO canteen. They were returning home from a wedding, the police said.
Shijin, son of Yesudas; Manu, son of Mohanan; and Prasad hailed from Alathoor in Thiruvanathapuram.
Amal, son of Radhamani, was a native of Munroe Thuruth. Sumod, son of Chacko, hailed from Thiruvananthapuram's Muttada.
The car they were travelling in crashed into a truck near Kakkazhom overbridge at 1:30 am on Monday. CCTV visuals of the accident show the overspeeding car crash into the truck. While four died on the spot, one passed away at the hospital.
Their bodies will be released to their relatives after autopsy at the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital.
The truck was en route to Alappuzha from Andhra Pradesh. The truck driver and cleaner were taken into custody by the police.