Daily Archives: April 9, 2017

Two killed and five injured when pickup truck smashed into a tree

Two people were killed and five others were injured when a pickup truck slammed into a roadside tree on the Petkasem highway in Kui Buri district of Prachuab Khiri Khan on Sunday.

The dead victims were identified by police as Ms Tharatchanan Duangpan, 42, the driver of the pickup truck and Ekachai Ponglikhit, 25, the front-seat passenger.

Thepickup truck was heading toward Hat Yai to celebrate Songkram festival from Bang Pakong district in Chachoengsao.

Police suspected that the driver might be speeding and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to slam into a roadside tree in Tambon Sam Krathai. The force of the impact threw the five passengers sitting on the back out of the vehicle.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)