Former Tirupattur MLA T.K.C. Sundaravelu, 67, his wife Vijayalakshmi, 60, and their car driver Veeramani were killed on the spot when the car in which they were travelling collided with a multi-axle vehicle on Saturday morning.
The accident took place near Minnur at 6 a.m.
Sundaravelu was on his way to Chennai for medical treatment when the car collided with the multi-axle vehicle loaded with iron pipes from behind.
In the impact, the car was flattened. It took almost one-and-a-half hours for the police and fire service personnel to retrieve the bodies from the mangled remains of the car, the police said. Sundaravel represented Tirupattur constituency in Vellore district during 1991-96.
He won the elections on AIADMK ticket. In 2001, he contested for Tirupattur municipal chairman post and won.
After former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s death, he joined Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam and served as its town secretary. He was not well for the past few days and as per doctor’s advice he was referred to a hospital in Chennai.