The deceased were identified as Krishna Kumari (50), headmistress of RV Nagar tribal welfare school, Karri Raju (30), G. Palasundari (40) and Subrahmanyam Ganesh (26), a migrant from Sri Lanka. The injured were P. Palav (65), K. Easwar Rao (35) and K. Mohan Rao (34). All the dead and the injured, except Krishna Kumari, are residents of GK Veedhi mandal.
According to Chintapalli DSP Anil Kumar, a lorry laden with cement bags was travelling from Sileru when at a sharp bend the driver lost control and hit a two-wheeler coming from the opposite direction. Both the rider and the pillion rider, Easwar Rao and Mohan Rao, fell off the two-wheeler during the impact. Assuming that they were dead, the lorry driver slowed the vehicle and jumped from it and ran away.
The vehicle, without its driver, later rammed into the roadside dhaba, where the four persons were waiting for a bus, said Mr. Anil Kumar.