By The Nation
The accident happened at 6am on Rama II Road in front of Soi Rama II 94 in Samae Dam sub-district.
The dead bus driver was identified as Thuanthong Yungmee, 43. His helper was injured along with the van driver and van passenger, police said.
Police said the empty bus was heading from Ratchaburi to Chachoengsao to pick up passengers.
Witnesses told police that they saw the two vehicles racing against each other before the bus hit the side of the van, causing it to hit a road barrier and flip, while the bus also fell onto its side.