Police officer killed in Sukhumvit wreck

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Pol. Col. Prinya Dechadhammarit died when he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on Sukhumvit Road near Sattahip.
Pol. Col. Prinya Dechadhammarit died when he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on Sukhumvit Road near Sattahip.

A high-ranking Royal Thai Police officer died when he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on Sukhumvit Road near Sattahip.

Pol. Col. Prinya Dechad­hammarit, 36, was pronounced dead of a skull fracture at the scene of the Nov. 2 wreck near the Rua Mai restaurant entering Sattahip District.

Prinya had been deputy superintendent of Investigation Subdivision 3 in Investigation Division 2.

Witness Suntorn Eimkai said Prinya passed him on the poorly lit hill entering Sattahip and immediately slammed into the back of the big rig. The driver’s side of the black Hyundai was demolished and parts of the car scattered across the road.