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Two German tourists were killed when their motorcycle crashed head-on into a car driven by a Russian tourist on Koh Samui on Sunday night, police said.
Police said the accident happened at about 9pm on Thaweerat Phakdee Road in tambon Mared in front of Samui Court.
The Russian told police at the accident scene that the motorcycle was overtaking a pickup truck on the two-lane road when it crashed into the front of his car going fast.
Captain Nawee Jittrabal, deputy inspector of Koh Samui Police Station, said the 46-year-old Russian was charged with reckless driving causing deaths.
The German Embassy in Thailand will contact the victims’ families.