4 killed, 5 injured in fatal auto crash on Sagamu-Benin expressway

A motor accident

Four persons have been killed in an auto crash during a heavy rainfall along the Ijebu-Ode axis of the Lagos-Benin expressway.

Five other passengers were also injured in the accident.

The accident involved a passenger sport utility van (SUV) marked LND 708 AH, and a truck marked JJJ 50 XQ

Spokesman of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Commander Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the SUV which was travelling from Lagos, rammed into the truck from behind.

The four dead persons in the SUV, included the driver, and a boy.

He said, “Our operatives at the scene of the accident blamed it on speeding on the part of the driver of the Toyota Sienna commercial mini-bus.

“It was raining and he rammed his vehicle into the stationary truck from behind. Four of the passengers were said to have died, two adult males including the driver, one boy and one female.

“Two other males and two female passengers and one minor survived but were seriously injured in the auto crash.”

Akinbiyi explained those injured and bodies of those killed in the crash had been taken to the Ijebu Ode General Hospital.

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