A 23-year-old software engineer was killed and three people were injured when a car toppled on NICE Road in Thalaghattapura police station limits in the early hours of Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as Supreeth Gowda, originally from Kolar, and a resident in HSR Layout. He was working in an IT firm in the same area.
According to the police, Supreeth and his three friends went on a long drive in a hatchback from Arekere on Saturday night. They entered Arekere Road through NICE Road and were headed to a café on Mysuru Road.
Rammed into boulder
Supreeth was sitting in the passenger seat. It was around 12.45 a.m. when the car was reportedly overspeeding. The driver lost control after which the car slid off the road and rammed into a boulder.
Owing to the impact of the crash, the car toppled and skidded off a few metres before coming to a halt. Passersby rushed to help and alerted the police.
The injured were shifted to hospital where Supreeth was declared “brought dead”. The other three sustained multiple fractures but are said to be out of danger, according to Thalaghattapura police.
“We have booked a case of death due to negligence against the driver and are waiting for the medical report to ascertain whether he was drunk,” a senior police officer said.