Kanhangad: A Keralite student died when his vehicle collided with a lorry at Hosur along the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border on Wednesday. The car driver, a Puducherry native, was also killed in the accident.
The deceased have been identified as Siddharth Unnikrishnan (25), a Kanhangad native, and a second-year student of Christ College Bengaluru.
An Andhra native, Gopala Krishnamurthy, who was in the car along with Siddharth, suffered injuries.
Both Siddharth and Gopala Krishnamurthy were in Puducherry to prepare their project report.
Since they didn't get a bus, they took a taxi for Bengaluru on Tuesday. The accident happened at 5 am on Wednesday. Siddharth was sitting in the front seat and died on the spot.
He is the son of Uduma native A C Unnikrishnan, who works in the Gulf as an engineer, and N K Prathibha, who works as a teacher in the Gulf. Siddharth has a sister, Karthika.