Two undocumented Cambodian migrants were killed and 13 others were injured when a pickup truck ferrying them to Pathum Thani overturned in Sa Kaew early Friday.
Aranyaprathet police inspector Pol Lt Col Chaiya Maneesut was notified about the accident at 5.30am.
He said the accident occurred on the Aranyaprathet bypass near Wat Pa Khao Suan Kwang in Tambon Ban Mai Nong Sai.
Chaiya said a Cambodian man and a Cambodian woman died at the scene, while eight men, four women and a girl were injured.
The pickup driver, known only as a woman, fled the scene.
The survivors told police they’d each paid a Thai woman Bt2,200 to drive them from the border in Sa Kaew’s Ta Phraya district to Pathum Thani.
They left the border at 4.30am. They said the pickup was speeding when the driver lost control and the vehicle tumbled to the roadside.
Aranyaprathet district chief Saowanit Suriyakul and Sa Kaew immigration police chief Pol Col Benjapol Rodsawat visited the injured at hospital to ensure they were being treated despite having no Thai documentation.
Police vowed to track down and arrest the Thai woman who arranged their transport.