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American Pensioner to Be Charged after Killing Two Teens in Fatal Road Accident in Southern Thailand

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SURAT THANI – Pol Lt Col Mongkol Makkhanon, a duty officer of Muang police station, said Saturday that police are planning to charge 78 year-old American, Robert Vlasaty, 78, with reckless driving that led to death and injury of other persons after he crashed into a motorcycle killing 2 people.

Pol Lt Col Mongkol said the accident on Saturday evening in Muang district involved one motorcycle and two cars, one of them driven by the New York native. It killed Natthawat Raksa, 16, and Theerasak Thepnuan, 18, who were on the motorbike.

Prayoon Plodsud, the driver of the other car, told Pol Lt Col Mongkol the vehicle driven by Mr Vlasaty overtook him and then appeared to lose control, crashing into the motorcycle.

Vlasaty, 78, an American citizen was slightly injured and was treated at Surat Thani Hospital.

By Supapong Chaolan