Three killed, four injured as two pickups collide in Phichit
Three people were killed and four others injured when a pickup truck crashed into another pickup truck transporting construction workers on Saturday morning.
The accident happened at 8.30am on highway No 115 linking Sam Ngam and Muang district in Phichit.
Both pickups flipped and crashed off the road after impact in Ban Klong None village in Tambon Khachane of Muang district.
The three dead workers were identified as Pakorn Saisiri, 17, Boonluan Sarasingam, 50, and Sompop Jirapong, 49. They were thrown from the back of the pickup.
Police said a woman, a man and two children from the same pickup were also injured.
The pickup, driven by Noppadol Pho, 32, was transporting construction workers and their families from Muang district to a construction site in Phichit's Pho Thap Chang district when the accident happened.
Police said Noppadol's pickup was hit by another pickup driven by Supipat Pe-ihn, 23, from Samut Prakan's Phra Pradaeng district, who apparently dozed off behind the wheel.
Supipat was arrested and charged with reckless driving causing deaths and injuries.