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A 78-year-old German man was killed by a public van driver as he was crossing a road last night in Chonburi province.
The public van, which runs between Bangkok and Pattaya, struck the German on a road near Bang Saen beach at around 9 pm last night before its driver fled the scene leaving passengers in his van according to local police.
Police Lt. Col. Prateep Thongwadee said they are looking for the suspect, whose name police have yet to release.
One of the three passengers told reporters the van driver was traveling “very fast” prior to the accident, complaining that he wanted to pick up passengers at the Central Festival Pattaya shopping mall before other vans were able to.
The victim is a Chonburi resident with family in Thailand, police said. His daughter is married to Manaswin Nantasen, an actor and singer well known in the 1990s.
Full story here – Khaosod English