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Police are hunting a British driver who fled the scene of a fatal accident in Chiang Mai last night.
San Sai police called to a section of the Chiang Mai – Doi Saket Road in front of the Lak Pan housing estate found an overturned Isuzu pick-up blocking the road and a Mercedes Benz beside the road, reported Thairath
The driver of the Benz had gone but police found a passport in the name of Briton Simon Wellings (transliterated from Thai) aged 45.
Two Thai women had apparently been thrown from the pick-up and lay dead on the tarmac. They were named as Pataraporn,54,of Sankampaeng, Chiang Mai, and Chanthiang Changprakop, 50 (no address supplied).
A Mitsubishi Pajero had driven into the debris of the pick-up and the driver Sujit Simakun,59, suffered minor injuries and was sent to hospital.
Pongsak Reuankaew of the San Sai police said that initial evidence indicated that the Benz had rear ended the pick-up causing it to flip and roll multiple times throwing out the two women. He added that they suspect the foreign driver is injured and in a state of shock following the collision.