Two People Dead, 13 Injured, After Pickup Truck Collides With Minivan in Chiang Rai

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Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand:

Two people have been pronounced dead while 13 people have sustained injuries after a pickup truck collided with a minivan in the Terng district.

The Terng Police were notified of the incident at 7:20 P.M. on April 18th, 2023, on No. 1020 (Chiang Rai Terng) Road in the Baan Pong Chang in Chieng Kean sub-district. Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find several damaged minivans and pickup trucks.

A body of a 14-year-old girl was found dead at the scene, whose name was withheld due to her age. An unidentified pickup truck driver, aged around 60, was pronounced dead at a local hospital following the accident.

Thirteen people sustained various injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

Witnesses told relevant police that the pickup truck driver lost control before colliding with a minivan in the opposite lane.

However the Terng Police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of the accident.

There have been a number of major accidents involving minivans in Thailand recently such as this one in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Four foreign tourists were also injured in a recent minivan accident in Phuket.

Also, seven Russian tourists were injured in a minivan accident that the driver blamed on one of the passengers screaming.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.