Shahjahanpur : Four persons were killed in an accident Thursday morning, when a pick-up van was crushed between two trucks when its driver tried to overtake the two heavier vehicles in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district, police said.
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“The accident took place at Kolaghat bridge on Jalalabad-Badaun road, when a pick-up van came between two trucks, one of which it was overtaking and the other was coming from opposite direction,” Superintendent of Police S Chenappa said.
A man riding a motorcycle behind the pick-up van was also killed in the accident after a vegetable sack from the truck fell on him and his bike skidded, police said.
The pick-up van was coming from Jalalabad and heading towards Kasganj, they said.
The deceased have been identified as Gaurav, driver of the pick-up van, Hariom and Santosh, occupants of the van, and Jaibeer, the bike rider, police said.
All the deceased are in the age group of 35-40 years, they said.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.