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Motorcycle rider, 2 passengers crushed to death in Ogun

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Three persons were killed on Saturday morning after a truck ran over a commercial motorcycle at Onibukun stretch of the Sango – Idiroko road, Ogun State.

Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed this development, stating that the three victims were the motorcycle operator and his two passengers.

The accident involved an Iveco truck marked EKY 644 WH and Bajaj Boxer motorcycle with registration number plate FFF 398WH.

According to Akinbiyi, the accident was as a result of wrongful overtaking by the motorcycle rider.

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Akinbiyi said: “We learnt the truck and motor cycle were coming from idiroko to Sango-Ota. Attempt by the motorcycle rider (who was carrying two passengers on the motorcycle) to overtake the truck from the left through a narrow space, the truck crushed them and all of them died on the spot.

“The truck and motorcycle, as well as the driver of the truck and motor boy have been taken to Onipanu Police Station, Ota.

“Two of the presumed dead have been collected by their relatives while the remains of one other have been deposited at the morgue of the State General Hospital, Ota.”

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