One woman was killed and two other occupants of the same vehicle were critically injured in a road traffic accident on the Umsning Bypass in Ri-Bhoi today.
The deceased was identified as Jacqueline Syiemlieh, of Lawsohtun, Shillong. She died on the spot, while the driver – Lakmenshisha Marwein – and another passenger – Shimtilin L Nonglait – were injured.
They were reportedly on their way to a birthday party when the Alto 800 (ML 05 P 6553) they were travelling in veered off the road and crashed into the back of a truck that was parked on the roadside at around noon.
The injured were rushed to Umsning Community Health Centre before being moved to Shillong Civil Hospital.
Umsning police are investigating the accident.