Thrissur: Four people, including a father and daughter, were killed at Kottanellur near Thrissur in the wee hours of Tuesday as a car ran over them.
The deceased have been identified as Kottanellur natives Subran, 54, his daughter Prajitha, 29, Kannathara Babu, 52, and his son Vipin, 29.
Though, the four, belonging to two families in the neighbourhood, were rushed to the hospital immediately after the accident their lives could not be saved.
Another pedestrian who suffered serious injuries in the accident is undergoing treatment at a private hospital at Mala. The car driver, who too sustained injuries, is also undergoing treatment.
The accident took place around 1 am on Mala-Irinjalakuda road as the victims were returning home on foot after taking part in the festival at the Ayyappa temple at Tumbur.
The Irinjalakuda native who was driving the car have been booked.
Alloor Police which filed a case in connection with the accident said that the car driver was not drunk but his friends accompanying him were in an inebriated condition.
The bodies will be handed over to the relatives after autopsy by Tuesday noon.