Jeypore, May 11: A man died while another man sustained critical injuries as the car, they were travelling in collided head-on with a pick-up van near Chatarala under Borigumma police limits in Koraput district today.
The deceased has been identified as Santosh Panda (40), a resident of Kotpad area.
According to sources, Santost along with his friend Ranjit Panda were going to Koraput from Kotpad when their car collided with a pick-up van coming from opposite direction near Chatarala. Both of them were rushed to Saheed Laxman Nayak Hospital (SLN) in critical condition where the doctor declared Santosh brought dead.
However, the driver of the pick-up van managed to escape from the spot.
On being informed, the police reached the hospital and initiated a probe into the matter.