One dies, two injured in Sagamu-Benin highway crash

One person has died and two others injured in a road accident along the Sagamu-Benin Expressway in Ogun on Wednesday.

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Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ijebu-Ode.

Akinbiyi, who said the accident happened at about 6:30 a.m. at Atoyo axis on the expressway, disclosed that one of the trucks with registration number; Lagos XR 359 LSD was involved in a headlong collision with an IVECO truck.

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The IVECO truck was marked Lagos FST 805 XL

“According to eye-witness accounts, the driver of the IVECO truck, left his own side of the road and faced oncoming traffic, which led to the collision with the other truck coming from the East.

“Two males were injured, including the driver of the IVECO truck. Unfortunately, the driver of the DAF truck died on the spot.

“Officials of TRACE and the Federal Road Safety Corps were on ground to control traffic,” Akinbiyi said.

The spokesman said that the dead driver and those injured were taken to the Ogun State General Hospital in Ijebu-Ode while the two vehicles were towed to Ogbere Police Station.

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