6 perish as 2 vehicles crash at Akuse Junction

One of the accident vehicles

One of the accident vehicles

Six people died on the spot, and two others were injured when a Toyota Lexus 4×4 vehicle run into a Toyota Corolla saloon car at Tei Kwame, near Akuse Junction in the Eastern Region on Saturday evening.

The bodies of the four males and two females have been deposited at the Akuse Government Hospital Mortuary awaiting autopsy, while the injured are responding to treatment at the same facility.

The Akuse District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Francis Ackah who confirmed the incident to The Ghanaian Times, said it occurred at about 6.45 pm on Saturday.

He explained that the Lexus 4x 4 vehicle was from Tema heading towards Akuse Junction while the Toyota Corolla, which was carrying a family of eight, was also heading towards Tema, from Ho.

Upon reaching the spot at about 6:45pm, the driver of the Lexus 4×4 tried to do an overtaking but in the process, the vehicles collided head on with the Toyota Corolla.

ASP Ackah said six of the eight passengers on board the Toyota Corolla saloon car died on the spot and two others sustained injuries.

ASP Ackah said the driver of the Lexus after accident fled the scene, leaving his car behind, and had since gone into hiding.

He said the police had intercepted the vehicle and were waiting for the driver to report to the police, to assist in investigations.

From Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu-Nyarko, Koforidua

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