Three dead, three injured as car hits power pole in Doi Lo

Three people have died and three were injured after the car they were traveling in hit a power pole in Doi Lo this morning, March 9.

The accident occurred on Chiang Mai-Hod Road (Highway 108) in Ban Don Chuen, Moo 14 Tambon Doi Lo, Doi Lo district at 2:50 a.m.

The deceased were named as Mrs. Pantip Chaiyapun, 48, Mrs. Srinuan Khun Mueang, 46 and Mrs. Budkaew Khamwongsa, 45, all three from Khuang Pao, Chom Thong.

According to Thai language media, the six people had spent the evening in Mueang Chiang Mai were heading home when the accident occurred.

While police are investigating it is suspected that the driver fell asleep at the wheel.