Two persons have been killed in a lone accident at Ekulo River in Oraifite, on Owerri-Onitsha Expressway.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Thursday.
Irelewuyi said the incident occurred on Wednesday night when an ash-colored Toyota Sienna, said to be overspeeding, rammed into a ditch.
“Eyewitness report reaching us states that the unidentified driver of the vehicle was overspeeding when he lost control and rammed into a ditch.
“Seven passengers were involved in the crash – five male adults and two female adults.
“The injured victims were taken to Josephine and Lawrence Hospital, Oraifite, where two male adults were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty,” he said.
He said that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at Restland Mortuary in Oraifite.
Irelewuyi, while condoling with the families of the deceased, warned motorists against overspeeding and dangerous driving.