SAD NEWS: 4 Die In A Fatal Crash At Peki
Four persons have died in a car crash at Peki Avetile in the South Dayi district of the Volta region.
The fatal accident which occurred today, Monday 14 March, 2022 at about 12:15am involves a Mercedes-Benz bus and a Renault Cargo truck.
A statement issued by the Volta Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service said, “Preliminary facts gathered indicate that a driver in charge of a Renault Cargo truck with registration number GT 6915 and a passenger on board, loaded with bags of Cement, was traveling from Accra to Dambai. On reaching a section of the road, in front of the College of Education (GOVCO) at Peki Avetile, along the Asikuma-Kpeve highway, collided head-on with a Mercedes Benz bus with registration number GR 1967 F which was carrying foodstuffs and passengers from Oti Region heading to Accra.”
After the crash, the Benz bus landed in the middle of the road whilst the Renault truck veered off the highway into a minor road on its nearside and crushed into a container provision shop about 100 meters away, the statement added.
Four persons -including three females and the driver on board the Mercedes Benz died on the spot.
The bodies of the three females have so far been identified while efforts are being made to identify the deceased driver.
Seven other passengers including the driver in-charge of the Renault Cargo truck sustained varied degrees of injuries and were rushed to the Peki Government hospital for medical attention.
Meanwhile, bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the same hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.