A PICK-UP truck trying to overtake a trailer truck in Pathum Thani got badly crushed with the driver dying on the spot while police investigating the accident found 400 methamphetamine pills in the wreck, Amarin TV said today (May 8).
Pol. Capt. Nattawut Puangthong, an investigator at Lat Lum Kaeo police station, was alerted of this accident on Pathum-Lat Lum Kaew road and rushed there with Por Tek Tung Foundation volunteers.
At the scene they found that the front section of the trailer truck had been damaged in the collision while the pick-up was crushed against the road barrier. The pick-up truck driver, later identified as Mr. Santi Lamo, 36, from Nonthaburi, was found dead at the roadside after being thrown by the force of the collision with 400 meth pills found in the wreck.
The trailer truck driver, Mr. Paitoon Amporn, 31, said he was transporting paddy from Pathum Thani to Nonthaburi when the pick-up truck driver moved to overtake him from the left. However as this vehicle suddenly zoomed very fast he braked to control the trailer truck but in failing to do so hit it.
Pol. Capt. Nattawut jotted down the details of the collision as related by Paitoon and took photos while instructing the volunteers to take the victim’s body to Thammasat University Hospital for an autopsy after which it would be released to his family for funeral rites.
The bad collision in which the pick-up truck driver died and meth pills found in the wreck. Photos: Amarin TV