3 killed, one injured in Ilesa-Akure Expressway crash

​Three persons, yesterday, died on the spot while one other was critically injured in an accident that occurred along Ilesa/Akure Expressway.

According to an eyewitness account, the accident, which occurred at Erin Oke Junction, involved a Toyota Sequa SUV and a Peugeot 406 car.

Sources near the scene of the crash told newsmen that the driver of the Peugeot car with the number plates NND 968AA, wrongfully overtook a vehicle in front of him, when he did not have a clear view of the oncoming vehicle.

The eyewitness said: “The driver of the Peugeot car overtook the vehicle in front of him and faced another vehicle, a Toyota Sequa SUV, number plates SMK 289 AX, coming from the opposite side.

“This led to head-on collision. All three passengers inside the Peugeot car died on the spot, while the driver of the SUV was seriously injured.”

An officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, on patrol when the accident happened, who preferred anonymity, corroborated the accounts of sources that witnessed the accident, saying the accident occurred as a result of “wrongful overtaking and speed limit violation.”

The bodies, it was gathered, had been deposited at the morgue of Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, while the only survivor of the accident is said to be receiving treatment at OAU Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.

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