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Mother, daughter, three others die in Anambra auto crash

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FIVE people lost their lives in a ghastly road accident which happened last year night near Enugu-Agidi junction along Enugu-Onitsha expressway in Anambra State.

  An eyewitnesses said the accident occurred when a Truck rammed into the Lexus Jeep by which the five persons were coming back from a journey.

The five occupants comprise a woman, her daughter and two other relations.

Commander of Anambra State Sector of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi, confirmed the casualty toll of the crash.

According to him, the driver of the truck was at high speed when he suddenly lost control of his wheel and rammed into the Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).

  “An Unidentified driver of a black Lexus RX330 with registration number KJA182HS and an unidentified driver of a Red Truck with no registration number was 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 an eyewitness report the truck driver was at speed, lost control and rammed into the Lexus SUV,” he said.

Continuing, Irelewuyi said “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 was removed.”

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