Man dodges cow, fatally hits tree

Man dodges cow, fatally hits tree

Two persons, including a woman, died on the spot in an accident near Kumsi, Shivamogga taluk, on the Sagar-Shivamogga stretch of the National Highway 206 on Saturday.

According to the police, the victims are M Lokesh (35,) who was serving as a section officer in the energy department secretariat in Bengaluru, and Netravathi (34), employed at the Vikasa Soudha in Bengaluru.  

The accident took place around 2.30 pm. Lokesh, who was driving the car, lost control of the vehicle and rammed into  a tree by the road while trying to avoid hitting a cow.  It is said they were on their way to Sigandhur in Sagar taluk from Bengaluru to spend the weekend.

The police said the woman's husband had lodged a complaint at the Vijayanagar station in Bengaluru, saying his wife had been missing since November 22.

The Kumsi police have registered a case.

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