Two people died after they were knocked down by the car of Kandukur MLA Pothula Ramarao at Keesarapalli junction in Andhra Pradesh, close to the Vijayawada airport at Gannavaram.
The deceased were a couple, identified as 65-year-old Hari Narayana and his 60-year-old wife, Seeta Mahalakshmi, who were travelling on a two-wheeler.
According to media reports, Mahalakshmi died on the spot, while her husband was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The legislator from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was on his way to the airport, to catch a flight to Hyderabad, to extend his condolences to the family of actor-politician Nandamuri Hari Krishna, who died in a road accident at Narketpalli in Telangana's Nalgonda District on Wednesday.
The MLA, who was shaken by the incident, ensured that the injured man was rushed to the hospital, before he left in an auto to the airport, along with his gunman, TNIE reported.
The Gannavaram police registered a caseunder Section 304A (Death due to negligence) against the driver of the car.
TDP founder NT Rama Rao's son and actor-politician Nandamuri Harikrishna died in a road accident early on Wednesday, as he was on his way to Nellore to attend a marriage. He was 61.
Harikrishna, a former Rajya Sabha member and a former Andhra Pradesh Minister, sustained critical head injuries when the car which he was driving overturned near Anneparthi.
The vehicle was flung in the air after hitting a divider and crashed into another vehicle coming from the opposite direction. Harikrishna was shifted to Kamineni Hospital at Narketpally, where he succumbed.
He was a member of the TDP politburo and brother-in-law of TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. He is survived by two wives Lakshmi and Shalini, two sons Junior NTR and Kalyan Ram, both actors, and daughter Suhasini.
His eldest son Janki Ram was also killed in a road accident in 2014 in the same district.
Harikrishna's death shocked the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh and the Telugu film industry.