An accident along the Rochard Douglas Road in Barrackpore, has claimed the life of a 21-year-old man.
He has been identified as Nadir Salick.
Salick was killed when his car hit a truck carrying gas tanks, head-on.
Police reports indicate that Salick appears to have swerved to avoid a pothole when he slammed into the truck.
This is the third fatal road accident this week.