Couple and their three children die in Ondo auto crash

A family of five including father, mother and their three children have died in an auto crash in Akure, Ondo State. 


It was gathered that the accident occurred at Oluwatuyi area of Akure around 10pm on Tuesday, May 31.


According to an eyewitness who spoke to Vanguard, the father must have been drunk as his body was smelling of alcohol when brought out from the crashed vehicle. 


He was said to be driving a taxi along the road which was still under construction when he rammed into one of the stationary tractors parked by the road side.


The source added that the deceased was coming from the ShopRite area in the Akure metropolis and heading towards their residence at ljo Mimo area when the ugly incident occurred. 


An eyewitness said the driver of the crashed taxi was on high speed when he rammed into the tractor parked by the construction company handling the road project.


He pointed out that there was no way the driver would not have been able to see the tractor packed by the roadside if not that he was under the influence of alcohol.


“When sympathisers rush to the scene after the crash, his corpse was smelling of alcohol. I think his wife should have made efforts to caution him that the speed was too much.” the witness added. 


The spokesperson for the state police command, Funmi Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said their remains have been evacuated and deposited at the morgue of the state hospital in Akure.


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