Rescuers with the wrecked car and its fatally injured occupants, after it collided with an 18-wheel articulated truck in Ayutthaya's Nakhon Luang district on Tuesday night. (Photo: Sunthorn Pongpao)
AYUTTHAYA: Three local government officials returning home from a birthday party were killed when their car and an 18-wheel lorry crashed on Tuesday night.
Police said the accident occurred about 9.30pm. The two vehicles collided head-on.
The driver of the lorry told police the oncoming car swerved across the centre line and hit his truck.
There were three men in the car - the chief of Moo 9 village in tambon Uthai, the chief of Moo 10 village in tambon Uthai, and the secretary of Khanham TAO in Uthai district.
Two of the men died in the car. The other was seriously injured and died on the way to hospital.
They were returning home from a friend's birthday party.
Police were investigating.
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collide : (especially of moving objects) to hit something violently - ชน,กระแทก
head-on : head-on collision; when the fronts of two cars or boats drive into each other causing great injury and destruction -
injured (adj): hurt in an accident, natural disaster, attack, etc. - ได้รับบาดเจ็บ
investigate : to try to find out the facts about something in order to learn the truth about it - ตรวจสอบหาความจริง
lorry : a truck; a large road vehicle used for carrying goods - รถบรรทุก
occurred (verb): happened - เกิดขึ้น
swerve : to change directions suddenly - เปลี่ยนทิศทาง