A tired taxi driver was killed in a fire after his car ran off the road and caught fire in Ayutthaya early on Saturday just moments from arriving home, police said.
Police said the taxi was completely burned along with the body of Kritchai Boonchaisri, 59, on the side of the Bang Bal-Bang Chanee road in Moo 3 village in Tambon Watyom in Ayutthaya’s Bang Bal district.
Firefighters took about 20 minutes to put out the blaze before discovering Kritchai’s charred body behind the wheel.
Police learned from his family that he had picked up a passenger from Suvarnabhumi airport and drove him to Ratchaburi before beginning the drive home to rest. The accident site was about one kilometre away from his house.