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08 November 2011 :: 09:11:59 am 59780

Pattaya Mega Rich Dude Dies Crashing Into 10-Wheel Gas Tanker Truck

A millionaire and owner of yachts and fishing boats, Mr. “ Sia Lek” drove his Mitsubishi Pajero Sport into the rear of a 10-wheel gas tanker parked on side of the road with the driver sleeping inside. The pick-up truck of the millionaire was severely damaged and Mr. “Sia Lek” was found dead inside vehicle. The driver of the tanker claimed that he parked the truck to sleep while waiting to refill his tanker.
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Pattaya(November 6, 2011)[Pattaya Daily News] Pol. Lt. Col. Chaiporn Thongnapheang, Banglamung police station was notified about a fatal accident involving a pickup truck and a 10-wheel gas tanker.

The accident occurred in front of the Bangchak Petroleum filling station on 182/22 Sukhumvit Road in Moo 2, Tambon Banglamung, Chonburi province.

At accident scene the police found the vehicle a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, pearl white color, number plate KOR 94974 Chonburi had collided with a Isuzu 10-wheels gas trailer truck, license number 99-187 Bangkok, owned by BOR 7 Thanwa Service Co., Ltd., The tanker carried a “Danger Inflammable” warning sticker and gas transportation permit: KOR THOR-KOR YOR 702, dated 19/4/2011.

 

The pickup truck was severely damaged on impact and parts of the pickup truck were dispersed all over the tarmac. Inside the the Pajero Sport, the body of Mr. Chartree aka “Sia Lek” Peungrerkdee age, 40 resident in Tambon Na Klua, Amphur Banglamung. A well known millionaire, owner and operator of tourist boats and a fleet of fishing vessels in Pattaya.

Many people witnessed the accident. Immediately after the accident the police confirmed that here was no leakage from the tanker. The rescue team extracted the dead body out of the Pajero Sport and sent corpse for autopsy in Banglamung hospital. The next of kin were informed.

At the scene the police tried to interrogate Mr. Thongsri Lohakul age 41, address 168 Moo 4 Tambon Ladkwai, Ubonratchathani province, the gas tanker driver who had just woken up by and was too sleepy to be questioned.

Later he said that he drove empty from Uttaradit province to Chonburi to refill gas tanks at Baan Rong Poe. He arrived at 21:00 hrs, parked the truck and slept, waiting for his slot to fill to fill up the tanker in the morning.

 

Suddenly he was woken up by a tremendous, heavy crashing sound as the Pajero Sport hit his tanker at the rear. He was frightened and the petrol pump attendees were so scared they ran away from the pump.

The driver quickly jumped out of the 10-wheel tanker to inspect the damage and found the pickup-truck had collided with his tanker. And he saw the dead body inside the badly damaged Mitsubishi. Mr. Thongsri immediately called the police

The police investigation assumes that the driver of the white Pajero Sport drove at high speed failing to see the gas truck parked on the side of the road and crashed violently into it.

The police detained Mr. Thongsri, the gas tanker truck driver for further investigation.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Community News

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