Youth crushed to death by Tata Ace in Jajpur

KalingaTV News Network

Jajpur: A youth was crushed to death after the bike he was travelling on was hit by a Tata Ace van at Neulapur Square on NH-16 under Dharmasala police limits in the district on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Bidyadhar Lenka, a resident of Marjittapur village of the same district.

Bidyadhar, who earned his living by working in a garage located in Chandikhol area was on his way to work this morning when the mishap took place. At Neulapur Square, driver of a speeding Tata Ace van coming from the opposite direction lost control over his vehicle and ended up crashing into the victim’s bike from the front. The victim’s head got completely crushed under the wheels of the van as he fell off the bike during the mishap.

Dharmasala Police reached the spot immediately and rushed the dead body for autopsy.

Police have seized the mangle bike and are trying to trace the Tata Ace driver who managed to flee from the spot with his vehicle following the mishap.

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