Four persons, including three members of a family, were killed in a collision involving a car and a container truck at Uppala here on Wednesday.

The accident occurred around 4.45 a.m. when the car going to Mangaluru dashed against the truck near the Mangalpadi panchyat office, the police said.

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Ramanarayanan, 55, an Ayurveda physician from Chelakara in Thrissur, along with his wife Valsala, 48, was on his way to drop their son Ranjith, 20, a third year BAMS student in a Mangaluru college, in their car along with Ranjith’s friend Nidhin, 20.

The four occupants of the car died on the spot, the police said. The bodies were first shifted to the nearby community health centre.

Family sources said the couple had accompanied their son after the college authorities insisted that they be present to re-admit Ranjith, who had gone on leave to take part in his sister’s wedding on December 24.

Nidhin, son of Mechery Ittiachan of Tirur, was an accountancy student at a private college in Thrissur.

While the autopsy of the couple were performed at the Mangalpadi community health centre, the bodies of the boys were sent to the General Hospital here for post-mortem examination. The bodies were handed over to relatives.

The police have registered a case under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC against the driver of the truck bearing a Karnataka registration number.