Bhanjanagar, Apr 7: One person was killed while another sustained critical injuries as the bike they were travelling on was mowed down by a speeding truck near Gangapur police station in Ganjam district today.
The deceased has been identified as Dandapani Nayak.
According to the locals, the driver of the overspeeding truck lost his control over the vehicle following which it mowed down the bike and overturned. Dandapani succumbed to the injuries whereas the pillion was rushed to the nearby hospital in critical condition.
Later, the police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the matter.