3 dead,1 injured in fatal auto crash on Ilesa/Akure expressway

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A fatal accident that occured along Ilesa/Akure expressway on Wednesday claimed three lives, while one person was critically injured, DAILY POST reports.

The accident, which occurred at Erin Oke axis of the deplorable expressway, involved a Toyota Sequa Jeep and a Peugeot 406 car.

DAILY POST gathered that the driver of the Peugeot car with registration number, Ondo NND 968 AA, overtook a vehicle, without being conscious of the incoming vehicles, which eventually resulted to a head on collision.

According to an eyewitness, who identified herself as Iya Dada, the accident occurred as a result of impatience on the side of the driver.

"The driver of the Peugeot car overtook the vehicle in front of him and faced another vehicle, a Toyota Sequa Jeep marked Lagos SMK 289 AX, coming from the opposite side.

"This led to head on collission. All three passengers inside the Peugeot car died on the spot, while the driver of the jeep was seriously injured," she said.

An officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, on patrol on the road when the accident happened, who preferred anonymity, corroborated the accounts of sources that witnessed the accident, saying the accident occurred as a result of "wrongful overtaking and speed limit violation."

Meanwhile, the remains of the deceased were said to had been deposited at the morgue of Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, while the only survivor of the accident is presently receiving treatment at the OAU Teaching Hospital, Ile-ife.

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