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Air Force officer killed in motorcycle-truck collision in Ayutthaya

Nov 03. 2018
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By The Nation

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An Air Force flight sergeant was killed when his BMW motorcycle collided with a 18-wheel truck on an Ayutthaya road early on Saturday.

Ft Sgt 1st Class Pollawat Puangdee, 35, died at the scene of the accident on the north-bound Asia highway in Moo 5 village in Tambon Khayai in Ayutthaya's Bang Pahan district. The accident happened ahead of a bridge over the Lop Buri River.

His BMW R1150GS motorcycle also hit a bus and a pickup truck after it collided with the truck.

Police arrested Somkid Thongma-eng, 65, the driver of the 18-wheel truck, and charged him with reckless driving causing death and property damage.

Somkid told police that he made a U-turn under the bridge and collided with the fast-incoming motorcycle.

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