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Thai Policeman Killed after Head-on Collision in Western Thailand

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KANCHANABURI – A Royal Thai policeman was killed and a noodle shop owner seriously injured after their pickup trucks collided head-on in Sai Yok district of this western province on Sunday.

The accident occurred shortly after midnight near a village in tambon Sing at kilometer marker 105 on Highway 323.

The head-on collision involved two Toyota pick-up trucks, one driven by Kijja Prateep, 48, the owner of a well-known noodle shop in Muang district, and the other by Pol Sub-Lt Thitipong Inhangwa, 53, of Thong Pha Phum police station.

Mr Kijja was seriously injured. He was rushed by rescue workers to Sai Yok Hospital. Pol Sub-Lt Thitipong died of serious injuries behind the wheel.

Police were investigating to establish the cause of the crash.

By Piyarat Chongcharoen
The Bangkok Post