Keralite-born mother, father killed in auto accident

KERALA, Kerala, Aug. 19 (UPI) — A Keralites woman was killed and a man was critically injured when a truck slammed into their car at about 6 p.m.

Thursday in a rural area of the southern Indian state.

The accident occurred when the vehicle crashed into a tractor trailer, according to the Keralatoday newspaper.

The truck driver and a passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, the KERALAToday reported.

The truck driver, who had no license, had just purchased a truck.

He was traveling on the main highway to reach a construction site when the accident occurred, Kerala Police Inspector Pramod Kumar told The Associated Press.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the report said.