Fatal crash leaves 2 dead in Onitsha-Awka Expressway – FRSC

Scene of the accident on Onitsha-Awka Expressway, Anambra

By BARBARA KALU, Akwa –

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra said an accident involving two vehicles at Ogbunike Hill, Onitsha-Awka Expressway, claimed the lives of two male adults.

The Corps Sector Commander, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, who confirmed the accident to newsmen in Awka, said the accident which occurred at about 7 a.m., Tuesday could be attributed to road obstruction and excessive speed.

“The fatal crash involves a red Tipper with no registration number and an Ash Toyota Corolla with registration number HTE 365 CU.

“Eyewitness report indicates that the Tipper vehicle developed fault and parked, causing obstruction on the road and the driver of the Toyota vehicle rammed into the Tipper from the rear and crashed.

“Four male adults are involved in the crash. The bodies of the victims including the driver and a passenger in the Toyota vehicle have been taken away by their families.

“However, the FRSC rescue team are on ground controlling traffic. Aggressive crowd are also on ground attempting to burn the truck involved,” he said.

The sector commander condoled with the families of the dead and urged motorists to obey traffic rules by maintaining safe speed limits as well as ensure their vehicles were in good condition before hitting the road.

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