Three killed in Lamphun as wayward pickups meet
Three people were killed on Saturday night when their pickup trucks collided head-on in Lamphun province.
Sawaeng Paramee, 52, died at the scene. His wife Chalita Paramee, also 52, and the driver of the other pickup, 50-year-old Nokim Yojina, died on the way to hospital.
Police determined that Sawaeng was hauling longans on a two-lane section of Li-Lamphun Road, accompanied by his wife.
Both he and Nokim, in the oncoming lane, were allegedly straddling the centre line of the road at the time of the accident.
Police were to run tests to see if alcohol was a factor.