Coimbatore: Four youngsters were killed and one sustained injuries when the SUV in which they were travelling rammed into a roadside tree near Thadagam in Coimbatore district Friday.
Sources said all the victims, in their early 20s, were friends and they went on a long drive after attending the birthday party of one of their friends.
After the birthday bash, the victims–S Indhiresh, R Karthik Raju, V Mohan Hari, N Manikandan and R Prajesh-—went for a long drive from Coimbatore to Anaikatti.
Indhiresh, who was said to be behind the wheels, lost control of the vehicle due to high speed driving and slippery roads (due to rains) and rammed the SUV into a tree.
In the impact four of them were killed on the spot and Prajesh sustained injuries and was admitted to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. Thadagam police have registered a case and are investigating.