Kankdahada block Junior Engineer (JE) died in a car accident after it hit a truck stationed on the road side near Guneibili under Tumusingha police limits in Dhenkanal district on Thursday.
The JE S Naveen Kumar was travelling with his wife S Prashanti. While, the JE died at the spot, his wife has sustained severe injuries and has been admitted to district headquarters hospital in Dhenkanal district.
The ill-fated car in which the JE was travelling had been rented by him. The driver of the car has fled from the spot.
The police is investigating the incident.