Six people, including two women, were killed when a speeding truck hit an auto-rickshaw in Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday.
The mishap took place around 10 pm on Sunday when the victims were returning from a marriage function in Karila village, Dehat (rural) police station in-charge Rohit Dubey said.
While the auto-rickshaw was near Banaye Haveli village on Vidisha road, the truck hit the three-wheeler, killing all its occupants, including two women and the driver, he said.
The truck driver fled from the spot after the incident, he said.
A case was registered against the truck driver under relevant sections, Dubey said, adding that a search was on to nab him.