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Three Dead as Pickup Truck hits Tree

Three people have died and further five people were injured when a pickup truck slammed into a tree in Omkoi last night, June 20.

The accident happened on Highway 1009 between the 19 and 20-kilometer markers in Moo 3 Ban Thung Cham Roen in Tambon Omkoi at around 10:50 p.m.

The cause of the accident is not known aside from the presumption that the driver of the pickup truck has lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the tree in the dark.

Two of the eight passengers – Netithorn Matcha Khirirat, 12 and Narongchai Panyawongse also 12 died at the scene while a third, the driver, Mr. Han Matcha Khirirat, 36 died later at Omkoi District Hospital.

It’s believed that Mr. Khirirat may have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

Police are investigating but were waiting on the survivors of the crash to recover enough to be interviewed.


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