Dhenkanal: A person was killed while another sustained critical injuries after the bike they were travelling on had a head-on collision with a car near Kirtanpur under Kankadahad police limits in Dhenkanal district today.
The deceased has been identified as Bharat Singh of Kandhara village.
Sources said Bharat along with one Aarai Singh was going to Gadapalasuni on a bike, when a speeding car coming from opposite direction hit the bike near Kirtanpur. While Bharat died on the spot, Aarai, who was riding pillion, sustained grievous injuries. Critically-injured Aarai was later admitted to hospital for treatment.
Soon after incident, the car driver fled leaving the vehicle on the spot.
On receiving information, police rushed to the spot and have started an investigation in to the incident.