Two dead in road crash following police pursuit in Thanamalvila

Two dead in road crash following police pursuit in Thanamalvila

Two dead in road crash following police pursuit in Thanamalvila

Written by Amani Nilar

20 Oct, 2021 | 4:30 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Two 19-year old youth died in a motorcycle accident involving a van while attempting to overtake a lorry in Thanamalvila.

Police say that the two youth had disregarded police orders to stop, before crashing on to the van.

Accordingly, Lunugamvehera police have pursued them for about 15 km to the Kitulkote area in the Thanamalwila police division.

Police stated that the two victims did not have any documents related to motorcycle nor were they in the possession of a driving license.

The drivers of the van and the lorry have been arrested as investigations continue.

The deceased were identified as S.R. Laknuwan and Navin Lakshitha Atapattu, both residents of Udamattala, Tissamaharama.

News 1st correspondent reporting the accident stated that the victims were attached to a project of the Road Development Authority.

Moreover, the two youth had left their homes earlier today saying that they were going to Lunugamvehera to buy motorcycle spare parts.

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