Truck driver killed in Chonburi accident

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A 38 year old driver has died at the scene of the accident yesterday after his truck crashed into a power pole in Panat Nikhom.

The Panat Nikom Police was notified of the accident at 6:30 PM yesterday on Phanat Nikhom – Chachoengsao Road in the Wat Luang sub-district.

Sawanghet rescue workers arrived at the scene with the Phanat Nikhom Police.

At the scene they found a heavily damaged truck had slammed into a power pole off the road.

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Inside the truck they found the body of the driver Mr. Noppadol Chompuken, 38, stuck in the cab.

It took about 20 minutes to free him from the truck with a hydraulic cutter. His remains were taken to a local hospital.

PHOTO: Sawanghet News

At this stage police believed that the truck was driving at high speed in the rain. The truck had lost control before crashing into a power pole on the side of the road.

However, police are checking CCTV footage nearby to find the exact cause of the accident.

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