By The Nation
Two other relatives in the truck were injured.
Police said Naruebate Kaewkan, 23, was driving his mother, Noodaeng Faosup, 47, to hospital at about 7am when the accident took place on Ban Phua-Nam Soam Road in the Muang district village of Ban None Waree.
Naruebate Kaewkan, an Army private stationed at Fort Suranee, and Noodaeng were killed along with Suphan Saengla, 64, a relative.
Injured in the accident were Benjawan Preedachom, 30, and Chan Kaewkan, 65.
Police said Naruebate was on leave to witness his younger brother’s induction into the military and they’d been drinking alcohol until late.
Naruebate nevertheless offered to drive his mother and other relatives to Ban Phua Hospital for scheduled appointments with their doctors.
Police said the road was straight where the accident occurred and there were no signs that the car had slowed down, so it was possible that Naruebate dozed off behind the wheel.