Update: Two Students Dead, Others Seriously Injured After Drug Smuggler’s Crash in Sa Kaeo

Sa Kaeo—

On May 24th, 2024, Thai national media reported on the progress of a case involving a pickup truck driver allegedly smuggling 30,000 amphetamine pills. The driver accidentally crashed into a songthaew carrying 21 students in Wang Nam Yen, Sa Kaeo.

Earlier, Wang Nam Yen police received a collision report involving a pickup truck and a songthaew, resulting in injuries to 21 students. Upon investigating the scene, police discovered 30,000 amphetamine pills in the truck and arrested the driver.

According to Wang Nam Yen police, two of the students later succumbed to their injuries at a local hospital. The pickup truck driver was captured at the scene by good citizens, while two female passengers who had fled were arrested by the police the following day.

Wang Nam Yen police also identified another individual involved in the drug smuggling operation.

Furthermore, two students remain in serious condition and were admitted to the ICU at Somdet Phra Yuppharat Sa Kaeo Hospital. While many students have been allowed to return home, students from various schools have reportedly donated blood to the hospital for the two critically injured victims due to a shortage of reserve blood.

The suspects, publicly identified as Mr. Virayuth (the pickup truck driver), Ms. Jintana, and Ms. Nittaya (the passengers), along with an unnamed accomplice, were escorted to Wang Nam Yen police station for further legal proceedings.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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