Three killed as BMW plunges into ditch – Bangkok Post

Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Rescue workers try to retrieve injured and dead victims from a BMW after it veered off a road and hit a tree in Muang district of Rayong on Saturday. (Photo by Jumpol Nikomrak)

RAYONG: Three family members, including a six-year-old boy, were killed and three others hurt when a BMW veered off a road and struck a tree in Muang district on Saturday.

The victims were on their way back from visiting the Buddha footprint at Khao Khitchakut in neighbouring Chanthaburi province when the accident occurred at around 7am.

(Photo by Jumpol Nikomrak)

The scene of the crash was near kilometre marker 239 on Sukhumvit Road near the Ton Lamduan intersection in tambon Pae, said Pol Lt Banlang Bunyarit, a duty officer at the Pae police station.

Police and rescue workers called to the scene found the BMW with a Bangkok licence plate crashed into a roadside tree. Six people were trapped inside. One woman died at the scene and the other five were rushed to a nearby hospital. However, two were pronounced dead shortly afterward.

The dead victims were Ms Chanoknant Nutchapong, 49, who died at the scene, Ms Urairat Khunsap, 25, and Thanathep Hiri-o, 6. The injured were identified as Amornsak Hiri-o, 23, Ms Kamolwan Puttharaksa, 20 and driver Sakda Nutchapong, 40.

A police investigation found that Mr Sakda and five other family members and relatives were on the way back from paying homage to the Buddha footprint in Chanthaburi when he apparently lost control of his car, which skidded off the road into a ditch.

Police plan to question Mr Sakda later to find out more about what caused the accident.


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