Fuel Tanker Overturns & Kills Driver in Lamphun

Fuel Tanker Fire Lamphun

On Sunday, a fuel tanker overturned and burst into flames, killing the driver, in Lamphun’s Mae Tha district, police said.

Mae Tha police investigator, Pol Lt Col Chatchawal Yod-ai, said the accident occurred at about 10.30 am while the lorry was running downhill from Doi Khun Tam mountain on Highway 11 at Tambon Sop Thao, Mae Tha district, heading for Lamphun.

Police and firefighters found the lorry engulfed in flames. The body of the driver, identified later as Nikom Kamchan, 59, was found near the wreck.

A car was damaged after being hit from behind by the lorry.

Patcharin Somsawan, 29, said she was driving her car downhill and negotiating a bend when the lorry slammed into to her from behind before flipping upside down.

The woman was unhurt and said she suspected the lorry might have suffered brake failure.

Police are still investigating to establish the cause of the accident.