Puttur: Sandesh (24), a resident of Kadri in Mangaluru, died in a road mishap that took place at Peramogaru of Kedila village on NH 75 on Friday.
He was pillion-riding with Pavan of Ramakunja while on their way from Mangaluru towards Uppinangady. In an attempt to overtake a lorry, the bike was involved in a head-on collision with a car approaching from the opposite direction.
Sandesh was thrown to the road and was fatally injured in the abdomen and hip areas. He is said to have died on the spot. Pavan is severely injured and has been hospitalized.
A case has been registered in the Puttur town police station.