One dead as driver falls asleep, slams into tree in Lampang

One person has died and another three people were injured after the car they were traveling in slammed into a tree in Lampang this morning, April 27.

The accident happened on Highway 101 in Tambon Denchai, Denchai District at around 5:50 a.m.

The car itself was carrying a family of four people with the driver, Mrs. Chompunut Pingkaew, 43 the only fatality in the vehicle.

The others in the car, including her husband, Mr. Sornaya Pingkaew were taken to hospital with varying injuries.

The family had been visiting Khon Kaen Province and was returning home when the accident happened.

Police believe that Mrs. Pingkaew fell asleep behind the wheel.