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Truck crushes 3 death, injures 2 in Ogun

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By Aremu Sosanya

Three persons were confirmed dead on Wednesday  while two others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a Man diesel truck and a Toyota corolla car around Ajegunle on Papalanto -Ilaro road in Ogun. 


Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the Spokesperson,  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen  in Abeokuta.


Akinbiyi explained that the accident which occurred around 8:25am was caused by the truck driver who was on top speed and suddenly lost control due to break failure and collided with the corrola coming from the other direction. 


He noted that five people were in the Toyota car marked JJJ 91 GD while two people were in the truck with no registration number  ,  saying that the both the three that died and the two injured were from the car. 


The TRACE spokesman added that the injured victims were taken to Ilaro General Hospital while the deceased were deposited at same hospital mortuary. 


" The truck was inbound Papalanto from Ilaro while the Toyota corolla car was outbound Papalanto to Ilaro when the crash occurred.


"According to eye witness account, the truck  was on top speed when it suddenly lost control due to break failure and collided with the car that was coming from the opposite direction. 


"The accidented vehicles have been deposited at Ewekoro Divisional  Police Command, including the truck driver and the motor boy," he said. 


He commiserated with the families of the deceased while also enjoining  motorists to  avoid excessive speeding and ensure they maintain their vehicles before setting out on a journey.