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Nakhon Si Thammarat man killed in hit and run

Jan 24. 2019
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By The Nation

Police are searching for the driver of a car who hit and killed a mentally-retarded man on a Nakhon Si Thammrat road late on Wednesday night and fled the scene.

Police said Sopol Banyen, 45, was killed when a pickup truck hit him on Karome road in Tambon Pho Sadej in Muang district. The impact hurled Sopol into a roadside ditch.

The pickup truck was abandoned about 30 metres from the scene of the accident and the driver fled from the scene, police said.

People in the neighbourhood said Sopol was known to be mentally retarded and he liked to wander around in the area.

He was hit by the speeding pickup when he tried to cross the road to return home after sitting in front of an audio equipment shop.

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