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Luxury car crash kills three

Three people were killed when a senior government official’s son in an SUV hit motorists on National Road 1 in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district
Three people were killed when a senior government official’s son in an SUV hit motorists on National Road 1 in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Luxury car crash kills three

The son of a senior Phnom Penh city employee was arrested Saturday evening after driving his luxury car into a stream of motorbikes, killing three instantly and injuring three others.

The crash occurred at 5:30pm Saturday, along National Road 1 in Meanchey district.

According to one traffic official, who asked to remain anonymous, the accident killed three on site, seriously injured one, and left two with minor injuries.

Traffic officials detained the owner of the black Range Rover, identified as Bun Ratanak, 30, at the site of the crash, he said.

“This case will be sent to court on Monday,” said Seng Chan­thorn, a Phnom Penh traffic police official.

A man who identified himself as the driver’s father and asked not to be named claimed that his son’s vision had been compromised, leading him to swerve.

He said he was seeking his son’s release but had been unsuccessful thus far.

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