Tuticorin: Three persons, including two who were tying their car to a van to tow it to a workshop and a car occupant were killed and two others injured when a speeding lorry hit the vehicles near Ettayapuram on Tuesday.
Police said the two who were trying to tie the car were killed on the spot while their relative in the car died in hospital.
The occupants of the car were returning to Madurai when the car developed a snag. The relative had called up a workshop and had asked them to bring a van to tow the car when the mishap occurred.
The Lorry driver is absconding, police said. The injured have been hospitalized.