The driver of a van was killed and four student passengers on their way to school hurt when he lost control of the vehicle and it hit a roadside power pole in Muang district on Wednesday morning.
The accident occurred about 7.30am on Bangkok-bound Phetkasem Road in tambon Khlong Wan of Muang district, Pol Lt Col Urit Khankaew, duty officer at Khlong Wan police station, said.
The van was taking students from Thap Sakae district to a school in Muang district.
The vehicle was seen to swerve from the right lane into the left lane, then run off the road and into a power pole.
Police said the driver, identified only as Praset, and four students were injured.
Prasert was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
There were reports the driver had a chronic illness and had just received dialysis at a hospital.