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Daily News reported that three people who died after a Mitsubishi Mirage hit a sugar cane truck and burst into flames this morning were all aged 23 and worked at the same store.
Police arrived on the scene at 2.45 am. The accident happened on Route 202, Chaiyaphum to Bua Yai between KM markers 13 and 14 heading to Chaiyaphum. Sugar cane truck driver Bunyang Meunraksa, 47, said he had made a delivery to a sugar factory in Korat and was on his way back. Shortly after visiting a gas station he noticed a car coming at considerable speed behind him.
He said it hit the back of his vehicle then careered off the road and burst into flames. He tried to help but the doors were locked and he could no nothing. He reported the accident to the police one kilometer away but they were not in time to help. The three occupants of the car were burnt beyond recognition. Daily News later reported they were all 23 and were workers at the same well known store in Chaiyaphum. They were named as Laddawan Phimphila, Sirinnapha Thongtheng and Koithip Luangjampa. Police are investigating where the ladies had been before the accident and are re-interviewing the truck driver. Autopsies have been ordered. Daily News further reported that relatives of the victims were on their way to pick up the deceased.