Two people were killed when their pickup truck crashed into a wall in North Pattaya after running through a police checkpoint.
Pattanatham Deepin, 21, and girlfriend Juljira Rattamontree, 18, died when their Isuzu pickup flipped on Soi Nong Yai around 5 a.m. Jan. 15.
Rescue workers work frantically to rescue the survivors of the crushed pickup truck.
Passengers in the back of the truck Maneenut Kham, 16, Arada Rungjee, 17, Theerawat Prabrat, 20, and Prasit Lampeng, 19, were all injured with the young girls sent to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya and the two teen men sent to Banglamung Hospital for treatment.
Police discovered a bag of crystal methamphetamines in the truck as well as a loaded handgun.
Police had been pursuing the vehicle down North Pattaya Road. When the truck approached checkpoint, the driver veered onto a side street, lost control and slammed into the wall.