As per the report, the ill-fated vehicle was en-route to Cuttack from Chandikhol when the mishap took place.
Cuttack, Jun 16: At least two persons were killed and another sustained critical injury after a pickup van carrying them rammed into a stationary trailer truck on National Highway-16 near Manguli Chhak in Cuttack last night.
While the injured person is said to be the driver of the vehicle the identification of the deceased duo is yet to be ascertained.
As per the report, the ill-fated vehicle was en-route to Cuttack from Chandikhol when the mishap took place. It is being suspected that the driver failed to spot a trailer truck parked illegally on the highway due to either low light or dozing off at wheels.
As he ended up dashing the van against the truck from rear the passenger duo died by remaining inside the same.
The driver himself sustained critical injuries by slipping out of the mangled van under the impact of the collision.
Local Police reached the spot and sent the bodies for autopsy after rushing the victims for treatment to SCB Medical College and Hospital.