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Six killed, 11 injured in van and pickup crash in Sa Kaew

Jun 13. 2017
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By The Nation

Six people were killed and 11 injured in a crash between a van and a pickup truck in Sa Kaew’s Khao Chakun district early Tuesday.

Pol Captain Saneh Dej-supha, deputy inspector of Khao Chakun Police Station, said the accident happened at about 5.40am on Chanthaburi-Sa Kaew Road near the community market in tambon Khao Chakun.

Four people died at the scene and two other died at Khao Chakun Hospital, he said.

The van driver, Rapipat Sukkit, and a Vietnamese woman, were killed inside the van. 

The pickup driver, Chaipithak Charoenchatupat and his passenger, Pimwara Charoenchatupat, were killed inside the truck.

Saneh said the van was chartered to take 14 passengers, most of them migrant workers, from Bangkok to Chanthaburi’s Pong Namron district. 

He said the van crashed into a barrier on the road island and crossed the island and crashed into the truck on the other side.

Police suspect that the van driver fell asleep.

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