India, Dec. 14 -- An auto-rickshaw driver and an elderly passenger were killed after a high-end car hit their three-wheeler from the rear near the Sector 20/21 road in the wee hours of Friday.

The accident took place after the auto driver suddenly applied the brakes as a tree branch fell in front of the vehicle amid heavy rain and strong winds blowing since midnight, said police.

Auto driver Sunil Kumar, 28, and passenger Basant, 73, were rushed to Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, where they succumbed to their injuries.

The Audi car was being driven by Shivraj Singh, a businessman. As he was speeding, he could not apply the brakes on time and rammed into the auto, said the investigating official, who did not wish to be nam...