Ogun matron dies, husband injured in auto crash

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A matron in General , Iperu Remo, Ogun state died in a lone accident on Friday while her husband was when vehicle veered off the and ran into the bush crashing into trees and other objects.

Our correspondent gathered that the ill-fated car, Nissan Murano SUV with number plate APP 347 GF, was travelling to Abeokuta from Iperu when the accident occurred at a notorious spot called Onipepeye, along the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu .

The , Ogun State Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident.

Akinbiyi said the fatal accident occurred around 8.21 am, adding that the cause the accident was speeding.

He said the late matron whose name was not supplied was reported to be in the ill-fated car with her husband on her way to sit for a promotion interview holding at the state secretariat, Oke Mosan in the state capital.

Akinbiyi said, “According to an eyewitness account, the vehicle was coming from Iperu to Abeokuta, with the driver (husband) taken his wife, who is a matron at Iperu General , to Abeokuta for a promotion interview, when he suddenly lost control the vehicle, due to speeding, and ran into the bush.

“The matron died on the spot and her corpse has been deposited at Ijaiye General morgue in Abeokuta.”

He added that the husband is still in the same hospital receiving treatment.

Akinbiyi said the accident vehicle has been taken to Obafemi-Owode Police Station.

While the TRACE Corps commiserates with the family the deceased, it again warned drivers to desist from speeding, as well as reckless and dangerous driving, with the rainy around, in view of its attendant consequences.