The mayor of Pathum Thani’s Lak Hok Subdistrict and his family were killed when their pickup truck overturned while taking a sharp curve on the road down from Chiang Mai’s Doi Inthanon.
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Sompong Sri-anan, his wife and four female relatives – some of whom were sitting in the bed of the Toyota pickup – all were thrown from the vehicle in the Nov. 21 crash on Highway 1009 from Chom Thong to Doi Inthanon in Baan Luang Subdistrict.
Witthaya Chainan, head of the Chom Thong Highways Department, said the truck was a Highways Department vehicle. The driver lost control while descending from the top of the mountain. The truck hit a tree, ejecting six people, five of whom died.