1 killed in pickup-big rig crash in Huay Yai

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One person was killed when a pickup truck collided with an 18-wheeler in Huay Yai.

Santat Buaprom, a 30-year-old passenger in the Toyota Vigo, was crushed when the pickup slid underneath the tractor trailer shortly after midnight March 28 on Highway 36.

Driver Pornsak Chintaisong, 32, sustained a head wound and was transferred to a local hospital.

The rescue squad pry open the wrecked pickup truck to pull out the victims.

Khamchan Siriruang, the driver of the 18-wheeler, said he was hauling 30 tons of steel from a Maptaput industrial park in Rayong to Laem Chabang when he heard and felt a collision with his trailer. The Vigo had lost control, hit the side of the trailer and slid underneath.