A customs employee, his wife and minor daughter were killed in a road accident after a speeding car rammed the two-wheeler on which they were travelling on the outskirts of the city on Sunday.
The fatal accident occurred near Kumbakudi diversion road at around 5.45 p.m. when the customs employee Ramachandran, 45, riding the two-wheeler, was returning home along with his wife and daughter after visiting the house of his elder brother at Poolangudi.
Mr. Ramachandran had been residing at the customs quarters in the Cantonment area in the city.
Police sources said the speeding car rammed the two-wheeler causing the death of Ramachandran, his wife Vinitha, 34, and daughter Rajashree, 8, on the spot and thereafter dashed against an electric post.
The car driver M. Mohamed Ali Jinnah of Pudukottai was arrested and sent for medical examination. The bodies have been kept at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital. The Navalpat police are investigating the case.