Man dies in Thalang car crash
PHUKET: A car rental service owner was killed and his wife hurt when his Mercedes Benz crashed into a road divider and a tree in Thalang district early yesterday.
The accident occurred on the outbound side of Thep Krasattri Road, Pol Lt Col Kittiphum Thinthalang, investigation inspector for Thalang, said. It was reported at about 4am.
Police and rescue workers found the driver of the wrecked car, with Phuket plates, lying dead in the middle of the road.
Chamnan Chaileum, 56, of Phuket’s Muang district, suffered fatal head injuries. His wife Sunee Phudbua was injured and taken to Thalang Hospital.
Police said Chamnan ran a company in tambon Karon. The couple were on their way to Nakhon Si Thammarat when he lost control of the car on a bend.
Chamnan was thrown from the vehicle by the force of the collision. Police are investigating the cause.