Five persons have died in a road accident involving a jeep and a truck at Enugu-Agidi by Awka-Enugu Expressway in Anambra.
According to the Federal Road Safety Corps, the incident, which occurred on Sunday night, was caused by speeding and loss of control.
Margaret Onabe, FRSC Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident on Monday.
“The fatal crash involved an unidentified driver of a black Lexus with registration number KJA182HS and an unidentified driver of a red truck with no registration number,” the corps said.
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“According to an eyewitness report, the truck driver was on speed, lost control of the vehicle, and rammed into the Lexus SUV.
“A total number of five persons – three male adults, a female adult, and a female child, were involved in the crash. Five of them were killed.
“FRSC rescue team from the Sector Command took the victims to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, and the corpses were deposited at the hospital morgue.”
FRSC Commander in the state, of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, condoled with the families of the dead.
The Sector Commander cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, to avoid speeding and keep to the recommended speed limit.
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