2 killed in 4-car pile-up in Huay Yai

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Two people died in a four-car collision that began when a passenger minibus rammed a van, pushing it into an oncoming tour bus in Huay Yai.

Charuk Somchan, 61, from Nakon Sri Thamarat and his unidentified wife were killed instantly when their Isuzu Cameo minivan plowed into the Chiang Mai-bound Nakornchai tour bus on Route 331 near Yansangwararam Temple. No one in the bus, which began its journey in Rayong, was hurt.

The occupants of this vehicle were lucky to survive with only relatively minor facial wounds.The occupants of this vehicle were lucky to survive with only relatively minor facial wounds.

The accident was started when a Toyota commuter van driven by 23-year-old Chaturong Yaikratok rear-ended Charuk’s Isuzu. Charuk lost control, veering into the opposing lane and slamming head-on into the bus. Chaturong sustained a serious head and face wounds.

Sombat Mensuwan, 65, and his nephew, 22-year-old Nopakhun Lohalao, sustained minor injuries when their Nissan pickup truck, a 4th vehicle involved in the accident, hit the back of the tour bus.

The deadly accident caused major chaos on Route 331 in Huay Yai.The deadly accident caused major chaos on Route 331 in Huay Yai.