A car carrying five members of a family, including three kids, was quashed on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway near Veer Palace on Monday night.
The victims were identified as Rajesh Kumar aged 35, of New Madhopuri, his sister-in-law (wife’s sister) Sanjana, 30, and three children – Mahi, 5; Jasmin, 5; and Khushi, 3.
Kumar’s wife Priya, 32, has been admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital in critical condition.
The family was driving from Chandigarh to Ludhiana when the driver lost control of the speeding car around 2.30 a.m. The car collided with a wall before flipping over.
The force of the fatal crash killed three of the travellers on the spot, while another two died in the hospital from their injuries.
Meanwhile, five members of a Ludhiana-based family, including three women and two infants, were killed and two others were injured when their car collided with a tanker on the Jalandhar-Amritsar national highway in Kapurthala district on June 19. The family was on their way back from Amritsar after paying their respects at the Golden Temple.