Balipatna, Mar 3: A cycle rider was mowed down by a speeding truck while crossing the road near KEC Chhak, NH 316 in Khordha district today.
However, the identity of the deceased is yet to be established.
According to locals, the rider was crossing the road when an over speeding truck mowed him near KEC Chhak on Wednesday. The victim was rushed to Capital Hospital in a 108 ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment. The driver of the truck has absconded from the place.
On being informed the police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the matter after seizing the vehicle.