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Three killed in Ogun highway crash

Sagamu-Abeokuta Road

Three yet-to-be-identified persons were on Tuesday crushed to death by a cement-laden truck along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Ogun State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the crash which occurred around the Toll Gate end of the expressway injured two other persons.

The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident on Wednesday.

Okpe said the truck, which was loaded with cement, rammed into a shop, killing three persons and injuring two.

According to Okpe, the accident involved an Iveco truck with the number plate RAN 788 AX and a BAJAJ motorcycle with the number plate AAB 107 V.

Okpe said, “The suspected causes of the crash were excessive speed, brake failure and loss of control. The truck conveying cement was coming from Sango towards Lagos.

“While descending the slope, it developed brake failure, lost control and veered off the road and crashed at a shop. The dead victims were either traders or passengers waiting for vehicles at the bus stop.”

Okpe said the injured victims were taken to the general hospital, Ota, for medical attention, while the corpses were deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

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