At least persons were confirmed dead on Tuesday while one other sustained injuries in an auto crash along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The accident involved a Mitsubishi Lancer loaded with pepper and a moving truck around Christopher University along the highway.
The Spokesperson of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta.
According to him, the accident occurred at 7:44 a.m.
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Akinbiyi said the Mitsubishi Lancer marked AJW 465 AA rammed into a moving truck from the back, adding that the driver immediately ran away with the truck.
He said: “According to an eyewitness, the Mitsubishi lancer loaded with pepper, rammed into a moving truck inbound Lagos from behind with two of the three passengers on board, including the driver killed on the spot.
“The cause of the accident cannot be immediately ascertained for now but we suspect it could be as a result of brake failure.”
The TRACE spokesman said the remains of the deceased had been deposited at Fakoya private morgue in Sagamu while the injured person was taken to Famobis Hospital in Lotto, Mowe, for treatment.