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Two killed after speeding pickup hits motorcycle

Mar 10. 2018
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A speeding pickup truck hit a motorcycle taking three vendors to a market in Phitsanulok province, killing two and injuring one person early on Saturday, police said.

The accident happened at 2.40am at the Ban Klong intersection on Phitsanulok-Sukhothai Road in Tambon Ban Klong in Muang district.

The two vendors who died wereidentified as Ladda Meetal, 57, and Malee Srivala, 72.

The motorcycle was ridden by Banleng Jumas, 54, who was injured.

Police said the three were heading to a market in Muang district when their motorcycle was hit by a pickup driven by Wutthipong Thaiboonme, 30, in the middle of the intersection.

Police said Wutthipong was allegedly drunk but his blood alcohol level was not higher than the legal limit.

The speeding pickup did not slow down after hitting the motorcycle, police said, adding they have yet to check security camera footage to see who had jumped the traffic light.

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