Front-seat passengers Radeewan Sungserth, 32, and nephew Theerapat, 4, died when her husband Phithak, 32, drove their Chevrolet RVO into a tree on Highway 36 in Klongyai Jan. 5. Phithak and back-seat passengers Orawee Khamto, 27, Ratchadaporn Wannavijin, 27, were injured. Trapped in the vehicle, rescue crews needed to cut them from the vehicle before transport to Banglamung Hospital.
A woman and child were killed, with 3 others injured in this early morning accident in Pong district.
Investigators said Phithak was driving his sister and nephew home in Bankhai from Amnartcharoen when, around 7:30 a.m., he likely fell asleep, veering the car into a tree. Police were waiting until the victims recovered well enough to be interviewed to determine the exact cause.