Deogarh: A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a goods truck near Jadagola village under Tileibani police limits on NH-53 in Deogarh district today.
The deceased has been identified as Bhukul Mohakaul (41) of Bileighati village of the district. The accident was so intense that both the vehicles caught fire soon after the mishap.
According to sources, the motorcyclist was on his way when a goods truck coming from the opposite direction hit him this afternoon.
The head-on collision was so intense that the youth was mowed down by the speeding truck and dragged away on the highway for a distant. Following the mishap, both vehicles were gutted after catching fire.
The truck driver and the helper fled the spot soon after the accident, sources said.
On getting information, Tileibani outpost police reached the spot and seized the body for post-mortem. Reportedly, the fire personnel have reace the spot to douse the flames. However, the vehicular moment on the highway is yet to resume.