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Truck Driver Flees After Crushing Couple, Daughter, Two Others in Anambra



By Praise Chinecherem

Five persons, including a couple and their little daughter lost their lives in a fatal accident in Enugu Agidi, along Enugu-Awka expressway in Anambra State.

The crash which occurred around 7.20pm on Sunday involved a Red Truck and a black Lexus RX330 Jeep with five persons on board.

Anambra Daily gathered that the truck driver, who was allegedly drunk and traveling on high speed lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the Lexus SUV, carrying the couple, their daughter and two friends.

“It was my class mate with his younger brother, a friend wife of the younger brother and their daughter that the drunk truck driver kill,” a source said.

Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi confirmed the incident, attributing the cause of the crash to excessive speed.

He said the truck driver took to his heels immediately the crash occurred.

He sympathized with the deceased families, warning motorist, especially truck drivers to avoid speeding and ensure they kept to recommend speed limit. 

He said, “An Unidentified driver of a black Lexus RX330 with registration number KJA182HS and an unidentified driver of a Red Truck with no registration number were involved in a fatal road traffic crash at Enugu-Agidi by Awka-Enugu Expressway today 4th September, 2022 at about 1920hrs.

“The probable cause of the fatal crash was excessive Speed. According to eyewitness report the truck driver was on speed, lost control and rammed into the Lexus SUV.

“Five people (3 male adults, 1 female adult and 1 female child) were involved in the crash. Five of them (3male adults, 1 female adult and 1 female child) were killed.

“FRSC rescue team from RS5.3 Anambra Sector Command took the victims to AMAKU hospital where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, and the corpses were deposited at the hospital morgue.

“The rescue team on ground managed traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash is removed.

“Kill the speed before it kills you. Drive to Arrive Alive. Let’s keep our road safe from crash he warned.”

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