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2 killed, one hurt in highspeed crash on tollway

Two people were killed when a Porsche collided with a Toyota Fortuner pickup truck early Friday on the tollway in Bangkok's Lak Si district.



The collision took place at 12.30am in the right lane of the outbound tollway near the headquarters of the Daily News newspaper. Police found the body of Major Sakdipat Pathummarak - the son of former Thai Rak Thai Party executive Chranchai Pathummarak - in the driver's seat of the truck, which had been rammed from behind by the Porsche.

In the driver's seat of the Porsche, whose front section was wrecked, they found the body of Thaifa Chayaworaprapa, 54, Buddy Group Ltd executive and owner of the Buddy Village Hotel on Khao San Road.

The driver of a third car caught up in the collision, Amnat Klinyoo, 30, was injured.

An investigation showed that the vehicles ended up 120 metres from the spot where they collided, and that both vehicles had been travelling at high speed. The Porsche's speedometer was stuck at 280 km per hour. Police were checking the tollway's CCTV footage.

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