In a tragic incident five members of a family, including two kids aged four and seven, were killed while one was seriously injured when a container truck coming from the wrong side rammed into their car on the Pune-Ahmednagar highway near Ranjangaon on Pune-Ahmednagar highway around 1.30 am.
The family from Ahmednagar was on its way to Pune. The truck was heading towards Ahmednagar.
The truck driver fled from the spot after the accident and Police has initiated a search operation to arrest him.
The five were identified as Sanjay Bhausaheb Mhaske, 53, Ram Bhausaheb Mhaske, 45, Raju Ram Mhaske, 7, Harshada Ram Mhaske, 4, and Vishal Sanjay Mhaske, 16. Sadhana Ram Mhaske, 35, the sixth member of the family, was seriously injured in the accident.
Officials said that a police team rushed to the accident scene immediately after the mishap and cleared the highway for traffic.