The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps of the Nigeria Road Safety Corps has confirmed the death of two fish sellers who lost their lives in an auto crash involving a Nissan Sentra car and a Mack truck which was stationed at Adedero village on the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway.
The incident was confirmed in a statement on Monday by the spokesman for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, who said that the crash occurred around 5.45am.
According to Akinbiyi, the auto crash was caused by reckless driving on the part of the Nissan Sentra driver.
He said, “According to investigation carried out by the TRACE corps rescue team, the driver of the car picked passengers from Kobape inbound Abeokuta before the vehicle ran into a broken down truck at Adedero village as a result of reckless driving and poor visibility.
“The injured victims were rescued before TRACE corps personnel arrived at the scene, while the combined team of TRACE, the FRSC and the police took the dead victims in the FRSC patrol vehicle to the morgue of the State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta.
“The sum of N230, 620 was retrieved from the dead victims’ bodies. One was with N153, 620 and the other had N77,000.
“The money has been handed over to the families of the victims,” Akinbiyi added.