Two techies dead in Mumbai-Pune Expressway collision with truck

Updated: Dec 25, 2018, 16:05 IST | Chaitraly Deshmukh

The two techie Lekhi Challapalli, 24, and Mannem Venkata Sai Kumar, 28, had flown in to Pune from Hyderabad, and were driving a rented car to Mahape, Navi Mumbai

Two techies dead in Mumbai-Pune Expressway collision with truck
Mannem Venkata Sai Kumar and Lekhi Challapalli crashed into a truck after it braked suddenly on the Expressway

Two software techies from Hyderabad died after their car crashed into a truck on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Monday. Lekhi Challapalli, 24, and Mannem Venkata Sai Kumar, 28, had flown in to Pune from Hyderabad, and were driving a rented car to Mahape, Navi Mumbai.

Mannem Venkata Sai Kumar and Lekhi Challapalli
Mannem Venkata Sai Kumar and Lekhi Challapalli

The accident took place near Tambani village. Sub-inspector Mahindra Shelar of Khalapur police station said, "Around 7.20 am, they were on E-way and a truck in front of them suddenly braked. The duo was crushed under the heavy vehicle. The highway police rushed them to the hospital, but they were declared dead on arrival." The truck driver fled.

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