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Truck kills couple in Ogun

A truck Tuesday crushed a man and his wife to death in an accident involving two vehicles

A truck Tuesday crushed a man and his wife to death in an accident involving two vehicles and a motorcycle along Sagamu-Ogijo Road in Sagamu Local Government Area Area of Ogun State.

Our correspondent gathered that the man and his wife were being conveyed on a motorcycle when the accident occurred at about 8am.

It was further learnt that the motorcyclist hit a Toyota Camry with registration number EKY 733 GF from the rear, while attempting to overtake it and crashed.

An oncoming truck with registration number AGL 505 WX ran over the passengers and killed them on the spot, with the rider sustaining injuries.

The spokesman of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in the state, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi blamed the crash on “speeding and reckless riding on the part of the Okada rider.

“The motorcyclist was inbound Sagamu from Ogijo axis when in an attempt overtake a Camry car, after having overtaken three trailers, he hit the Camry car from behind.

“The motorcycle fell on its side, the two pillion passengers it was carrying fell on the road and the trailer coming behind ran over them.

“They died on the spot, while the motorcyclist was injured. Unfortunately, they were husband and wife.”

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