As per reports, the incident occurred near Totapada chhak under Jankia police limits in the district at around 3 am.
The deceased have been identified as the residents of Andhra Pradesh. They were reportedly going to Puri to attend a weeding party.
The truck was reportedly parked on the NH. It’s learnt that the truck neither had tail lights nor reflectors, and was hard to spot for vehicles coming from behind in the dark night. The speeding car hit the rear side of the truck, sources said.
On being informed, police reached the spot, recovered the bodies and sent them to the District Headquarters Hospital, Khordha for autopsy.
Police also seized the vehicles and initiated a probe into the incident.