Sleepy driver suffocates in parked car
KHON KAEN: A 35-year-old woman who only recently earned a master's degree is believed to have suffocated to death in her parked car after stopping for a sleep in a rest area while driving home to Udon Thani.
- Published: 8/05/2013 at 01:12 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
A cleaner found her body early Tuesday morning in her car in the rest area of a petrol service station in Khon Kaen's Muang district, Pol Lt Col Shinaphan Sungkaew of Tha Phra police said.
She was identified as Pimchanok Udonrungruang, 35, a resident in Muang district of Udon Thani, according to a report in Daily News.
The cleaner noticed a foul odour coming from the parked vehicle, took a closer look and saw the body inside.
A review of CCTV camera footage at the service station revealed that the deceased parked her car there at 8pm on May 2, about five days before she was found. Pimchanok was seen to get out of the vehicle, walk around it for a while and then get back inside. She did not emerge again.
Pimchanok’ s parents and other relatives had claimed her body, the report said.
One of them said Pimchanok had only recently received her master's degree and helped run the family's garment business.
She had developed the habit of stopping for a sleep at petrol stations while driving. She had a narrow escape once before, when she was rescued close to death from a car in a service station rest area in Bangkok.
A forensic doctor who arrived the scene with the police said it was probable she went to sleep in the car after switching off the engine without opening a window. No fresh air could get into the car and she suffocated to death in her sleep.
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