Udon Thani Car Accident – Dutchman and Thai woman killed

The two wrecked cars sit on the Ban Dung-Nong Han Road in Udon Thani’s Thung Fon district on Thursday night following a fatal crash in which a Dutchman and a Thai woman were killed and four other people, including two children, badly hurt. (Photo taken from Udon Thani highway police’s rescue Facebook page, Nong Han service venue)

UDON THANI – A Dutchman and a Thai woman were killed and four other people, including two children, seriously injured when two cars crashed head-on in Thung Fon district on Thursday night.

The fatal crash happened on Ban Dung-Nong Han Road in tambon Na Chumsaeng at Lhao Wicha village  around 7.40pm, Thai media reported.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the two wrecked vehicles still on the road – a Honda Civic sedan with Udon Thani licence plates and a Toyota Camry with Khon Kaen registration.

A 61-year-old foreign man, the driver of the Camry, was dead and his body trapped in the vehicle’s wreckage. Police said he was from Holland.

A woman, identified as Chalanda Khaonakhae, 32, was dead in the front passenger seat of the Civic. The driver and three other passengers, including two children, were badly hurt. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.

Witnesses told police the Camry was heading towards Nong Han district of this northeastern province, while the Honda, with five people on board, was travelling from Nong Han to Ban Dung. The two vehicles collided head-on at a curve.

Police were investigating. The dead man’s family was being informed.

Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/

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