A driver and a passenger last night lost their lives on the Vodafone Kansuarina highway in Takoradi after a cocoa container truck fell on a Daewoo Matiz car.
The truck was carrying cocoa and heading towards the Takoradi Harbor for export but the container came off the truck and fell on the two occupants in the Daewoo Matiz.
The Western Regional Police MTTD Commander, Chief Superintendent Richard Appiah confirming the incident which happened around 9:20pm said the Matiz driver, Eric Pamford Peters, aged 30, now deceased, was driving the Matiz with registration number WR 1049 – 19.
He was moving from Paa Grant roundabout towards Kwame Nkrumah roundabout with one Ama Amponsah aged 27, also deceased.“On reaching the Vodafone intersection, a Daf articulator with registration number GT 5953 – 20 also from the opposite direction, driven by one Adu Emmanuel Kweku, aged 32 with a 40 footer container loaded with cocoa veered off its lane and climbed the median to the lane of the Matiz.
The container detached from the truck and fell on the Matiz crushing it. Those in the Matiz were trapped in the car but with the help of Fire Service and Road safety recovery truck, they were removed and their bodies deposited at the Effia Nkwanta Government hospital morgue for autopsy.
Chief Superintendent Richard Appiah said the vehicles have since been towed to the Regional Police MTTD yard in Sekondi pending testing, and the truck driver Emmanuel Kwaku placed in police custody.