A woman and her daughter and three other persons have died in an accident at Enugu Agidi, on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway in Anambra State.
Sources said the accident happened around 7.20pm on Sunday, and involved a Red Truck and a black Lexus RX330 Jeep which was carrying five persons.
Reports gathered that the truck driver was speeding when he suddenly lost control and rammed into the Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle( SUV).
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi has confirmed the accident, attributing the cause to excessive speeding.
He said, “An Unidentified driver of a black Lexus RX330 with registration number KJA182HS and an unidentified driver of a Red Truck with no registration number were 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 on speed, lost control and rammed into the Lexus SUV.
“Five people (3 male adults, 1 female adult and 1 female child) were involved in the crash. Five of them (3male adults, 1 female adult and 1 female child) were killed.
“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,” Irelewuyi stated.
Irelewuyi sympathized with the deceased families, warning motorists, especially truck drivers to avoid excessive speeding and ensure they kept to the recommended speed limit.