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FRSC blames speed violation as six die in Kwara crash

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Six people were reportedly killed while two sustained injuries in an auto crash which occurred at Falokun on Ilorin-Offa Express Road on Thursday.

The accident, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps, involved two private cars that were traveling in opposite direction.

The state Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Jonathan Owoade, who confirmed the crash, attributed it to violation of speed limit and wrongful overtaking on the part of the drivers.

According to RTC report made available to The PUNCH by the FRSC, the crash involved a grey Peugeot 406 car with registration number RBC 424DW and a blue Mazda 323 car with registration number BWR 590BJ, both of which were conveying a total of eight passengers, three male adults, three female adults and two children.

Six of the occupants of the two vehicles died while two (one male adult and one female adult) sustained fracture and bruises.

The sector commander said the injured were taken to the General Hospital, Offa for treatment while corpses of the deceased were deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.

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