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Deadly Battambang crash claims 4 lives

The wreckage of a Lexus after it collided with a truck in Battambang yesterday killing four people.
The wreckage of a Lexus after it collided with a truck in Battambang yesterday killing four people. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Deadly Battambang crash claims 4 lives

A traffic accident in Battambang’s Sampov Loun district involving a Lexus and a Hyundai truck on Wednesday evening left four people dead, including two children, and seven injured, as police continue to search for the truck’s driver, who fled the scene.

District deputy police chief Ly Rom said yesterday that Lexus driver Leang Siha, 30, along with his fiance, Chruy Chenda, 29, and two boys, died at the scene of the crash.

Police could not confirm the age of the children.

“The two cars were driving in opposite directions, and they crashed at a curve in the road because they were driving very fast,” he said, adding that it had been lightly raining.

“When they were both taking the turn, the truck swerved into the other side of the road and collided with the Lexus.”

Rom said that there were 12 people in the Lexus, and one infant girl in the car did not suffer any injuries.

The other seven survivors were sent to a nearby health centre for treatment.

“We are searching for the truck driver who caused the accident, but he fled the scene,” he said, adding that both vehicles were taken to the police station.

Noy Sophy, chief traffic police officer at the Battambang provincial police, said yesterday that the province recorded 138 traffic accidents in the first half of the year, with 63 fatalities.

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