Three people died and four others were injured in Maha Sarakham on Monday morning when a pickup truck loaded with durians crashed head-on with a trailer truck hauling sand.
Police believe the driver of the pickup, Yingsun Sriwilai, 47, of Muang Kalasin, may have dozed off at the wheel before the 6.30am crash on Phayuk Phumwisai-Wapi Pathum Road in Na Dune district.
He was killed along with a passenger in the front seat, Pikul Chaiyatha, and a six-month-old baby, Pimchanok Sriwilai, who was found lying in the driver’s lap.
Four other passengers in the pickup were injured.
Police said the pickup was carrying the durians from Rayong to Kalasin.