Four passengers died on the spot at Nante, near Kintampo, in the Brong Ahafo Region, when a Nissan Navara pick-up collided with a taxi on Sunday evening.
According to an eyewitness the pick-up with registration number GN 83361, was travelling from Kintampo to Techiman while the taxi was heading towards Kintampo from the direction of Tuobodom when the accident occurred around 5;20 pm.
Confirming the incident to The Ghanaian Times, Chief Inspector Akwetey, the Kintampo Station Officer of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department, said, the pick-up veered of its lane and rammed into the Opel Vectra taxi which had stopped at Nante Zongo. The four passengers on board the taxi died instantly.
According to him, the driver of the pick-up bolted after the incident and the police were searching for him
Meanwhile the dead bodies have been deposited at the Kintampo Government Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
From: Daniel Dzirasah, Sunyani