Police said on Monday a former Miss Kerala Ancy Kabeer and runner-up were killed in a car crash at Vytilla near Kochi when it overturned at the last minute while avoiding hitting a two-wheeler.
In the accident that occurred around 1am on Monday, two other passengers were also injured.
Miss Kerala 2019 runner-up Anjana Shajan, 26, and Miss Kerala 2019 winner Acy Kabeer, 25, were traveling in the car with two others.
According to police, another person who was in the car is in a serious condition in a nearby hospital. He hails from Mala in Thrissur. However, the fourth person is in stable condition.
As a result of the accident, the car was totally damaged and the two beauty contest winners died at the scene, police said.
The police suspect that the driver was the only one wearing a seatbelt.