Key 'Boss' witness dies in bike crash

Key 'Boss' witness dies in bike crash

One of the two witnesses whose testimony reportedly convinced prosecutors to drop all charges against Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya died following a motorcycle crash in Chiang Mai early yesterday.

Jaruchart Maadthong, 40, was involved in a motorcycle crash at 1am. He died shortly after at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.

His family and relatives said they knew nothing about his involvement in the high-profile case, Thai media reported.

The Chiang Rai native was one of two new key witnesses added to the case two years ago. The other was a retired officer, Air Marshal Jakkrit Thanomkulabutr. Both testified that the Ferrari was travelling at 50-60kph when the crash occurred.

The witnesses also testified that they saw a policeman on a motorcycle cut in front of Mr Vorayuth's Ferrari. As a result, the dead policeman was named as another suspect in the case alongside Mr Vorayuth.


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