Tragedy struck along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday when no fewer than two victims were killed and two others were also injured during a head-on collision between two trucks.
The incident was confirmed by the spokesman for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who revealed that the crash occurred around 10am in the Mowe-Ibafo area of the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
He said that the fatal crash involved a DAF containerised truck with number plate EDE 559 XA and a Howo truck without number plate belonging to BHN.
He stated, “According to an eyewitness, the Howo truck belonging to BHN was negotiating at the NASFAT turning, while the DAF truck outbound Lagos was speeding and had a head-on collision with the Howo truck.
“Two males died on the spot, while the driver of the DAF truck sustained leg injury.
“The two presumed dead have been taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital’s morgue in Sagamu.
“The two presumed dead are both motor boys of the two trucks, while the drivers of both trucks are seriously injured and are now receiving treatment at an unknown hospital.
“The dead motor boys’ bodies have been deposited in the OOUTH morgue.
“The vehicles have been towed to the Mowe Divisional Police Command for further investigation,” Akinbiyi added.