Three Oyo Monarchs Die in Auto Crash

Residents of Oriire Local Lovernment in Oyo State have been thrown into mourning over the death of the three monarchs from the area on Friday night.

They died in an auto crash involving Benz E230 with registration number OLODOGBO and a commercial Scania Truck with registration number 301 XF at Aje Iye in Oriire l
Local Government Area.

Two of the affected monarchs died on the spot while the third one died few hours later at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

Six passengers were involved in the crash, but the three survivors are undergoing treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital.

They were going for a social function at the nearby community when the accident occured.

The affected monarchs, as reliably informed included OLODOGBO of Odogbo, Onibowula of Bowula and Alayetoro of Ayetoro.

Confirming the road mishaps, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Joshua Adekanye, said it was a head-on collision involving a private and commercial vehicles along Ogbomoso-Oyo Expressway.

He said the survivors were undergoing treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital while the corpse of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.

In another development, Adekanye said nine out of the 13 passengers suffered various degree of burns when DAF brand of a truck caught fire along the expressway on the same day.

He added that no life was lost but the injured ones are receiving treatment in the hospital.