An officer from the Khopoli police station said that the accident occurred in the early morning hours at Anda Point when the container truck, driven carelessly, struck a pickup truck, causing it to overturn and collide with another pickup truck.
Two occupants of the pick-up vans were killed while one was injured, he said.
The deceased have been identified as Gurdeep Singh Tejas Singh Sarova (47), a resident of Nashik and Satish Ramchandra Pawar from Khopoli in Raigad district, the official said.
A case has been registered against the driver of the container truck under section 304-A (causing death by negligence) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Motor Vehicles Act, he added.
(With inputs from PTI)