a 41-year-old truck driver died after a speeding TNSTC bus hit his vehicle on Mettupalayam–Coimbatore Road near Vellakinar Pirivu on Friday. The deceased was identified as P Pandi, 41, of Maharajapuram in Virudhunagar district.
Police said M Karthick, 29, of Thottampalayam near Bhavanisagar in Erode district, was the driver of TNSTC bus plying from Mettupalayam to Coimbatore.When the bus neared Vellakinar Pirivu, the bus driver lost control and rammed into the truck coming from the opposite direction. The truck driver Pandi suffered severe injuries and died on the way to the CMCH. Police have registered a case.