The deceased were identified as Kadiri Gopal Reddy (31) and his wife Rachana, natives of Itharajupalem of Cheemakurthi mandal in Prakasham district, and their friend Prashanth (24), native of Nuziveedu in Krishna district in the first accident. In the second accident, K Vinay Kumar (21) and P Shiva Prasad (23), residents of Hyderabad died on the spot. All the victims except Rachana died on the spot. Rachana died while undergoing treatment in Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences at Narketpally.
Nakrekal (Rural) Circle Inspector P N D Prasad said the car in which Gopal, Rachana and Prashanth were travelling, hit a transport container while overtaking another lorry. After hitting the container, Prashanth who was driving, lost control over the wheels, and the car turned turtle. The victims were on the way to their native place from Hyderabad.
The accident created a traffic jam. The police cleared the accident vehicles from the spot. Even as this exercise was on, a speeding car, in which Vinay Kumar and Shiva Prasad were travelling, hit a lorry that was stuck in the traffic jam. Both of them died on the spot. They were going to Suryapet from Hyderabad. The bodies of all the victims were shifted to the government hospital, Nakrekal, for autopsy. Kattangur police filed a case and took up investigation.