Police officer killed in Mae Rim hit and run

A police officer has died after he was hit in an apparent hit and run accident in Mae Rim last night, Oct. 15.

The accident occurred on Mae Rim – Samoeng Road (Highway 1096) at around 7:50 p.m.

Witness reports suggest the policeman, who was riding his motorcycle at the time, was hit by a pickup truck.

It’s not clear whether he was intentionally hit or it was an accident but likewise, the driver fled the scene and was last seen heading towards Samoeng.

Police are seeking witnesses in an effort to identify the pickup truck and its driver.

Funeral services are now being planned as well as efforts to make sure that the dead police officer’s family is looked after.