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SUV ploughs into motorbike and pickup, killing three

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SUV ploughs into motorbike and pickup, killing three people and seriously injuring another man on May 24 in Bavel district’s Svay Chrum village. Facebook

SUV ploughs into motorbike and pickup, killing three

Battambang provincial police are searching for a man who crashed his Lexus crossover into a motorcycle then hit another pickup truck, killing three people and seriously injuring another man on May 24 in Bavel district’s Svay Chrum village.

Chan Sothy, head of the provincial police’s road traffic bureau, said on May 25 that two girls on the motorcycle, aged 16 and 18, died in the accident.

Another woman, 52, was also killed while her husband was seriously injured when the motorcycle went under their pickup, causing it to roll over many times. The husband was rushed to the provincial referral hospital.

The crossover driver fled the scene.

“We are working to identify the crossover driver to bring him in for questioning to solve the case,” Sothy said.

District police chief Sok Sarin said the crossover driver was speeding and heading towards [Battambang] town when it crashed into the rear of the motorcycle travelling in the same direction. The motorbike was forced under the pickup that was heading in the opposite direction.

“Bavel district police have only provided assistance in this case, but provincial police will follow up with legal procedures. The driver of the crossover caused the traffic accident,” he said.

He said police had impounded the vehicles at the provincial police’s traffic bureau and appealed to the crossover driver to come forward for questioning.

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