By The Nation
Police said the accident happened at 11am on the Sattahib-Phanom Sarakham road in Tambon Hua Samrong in Plaeng Yao district.
The van’s left front hit the right rear of the oil tanker. Rescuers and firefighters rushed to the scene to prevent the tanker from catching fire.
Police said Chalermsak Saphaphak, 39, a helper to the driver, was killed in the front passenger seat.
The eight Cambodians who chartered the van to Rong Klua market in Sa Kaew were rushed to the Plaeng Yao hospital.
The driver, who was also injured and was sent to the same hospital, was trying to overtake a truck by using the left lane but he encountered the oil tanker in front of him so he swerved right and crashed, police said.