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Two die in pole pickup smash

Two die in pole pickup smash

A restaurateur and his girlfriend were tragically killed when their pickup truck crashed into a roadside power pole with such force that the engine was ejected, and the vehicle wrapped around the pole.

The accident occurred on Highway 324 (Kanchanaburi-Uthong) in Ban Huai Talung village of tambon Nong Khao, Tha Muang district, at 12:23 am on Sunday.

Police arrived at the scene to find a heavily damaged silver Isuzu D-Max partially folded around a high-power pole. The engine had been thrown through the bonnet and landed about 20 meters away from the vehicle, which was registered in this western province.

Skid marks indicated that the driver had braked for about 80 meters before the collision, in which both occupants died instantly.

The victims were identified as Sitthipong Boonkerd, a 28-year-old owner of Krua Ban Ban eatery in tambon Nong Khao, and his girlfriend Arisa Nakpinpat, 26. Both were natives of Tha Muang district.

An eyewitness, identified only as Krishnai, told police that the pickup truck had overtaken his motorcycle at high speed and then smashed into the pole at a slight bend in the highway.

Police believe the driver braked while navigating the bend at high speed, causing the driver to lose control of the pickup.

(Photo: Piyarat Chongcharoen)

Bangkok Post

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