A family of five has been killed in an accident involving a Lexus jeep, which collided with a motorcycle, along Nkwoedo market in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to an eyewitness, the deceased who belonged to one family were heading towards Oraifite on a motorcycle, when the driver of vehicle which was approaching from the opposite direction lost control and veered off his lane, killing the motorcyclist and the four passengers.
“The eyewitness further disclosed that they died on the spot while the driver of the vehicle and his two passengers quickly alighted and took to their heels, abandoning the car.” Daily Post reports.
Confirming the incident, the state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Sunday Ajayi, blamed the accident on over-overloading and traffic violation, describing it as unfortunate.
He said the corpses had been deposited at a nearby hospital morgue.