The Eastern Region’s police have started looking into what caused the accident that killed Alfred Amoah, the District Chief Executive for Bibiani-Anhwiaso Bekwai, and his driver.
The deadly collision, which included a fuel tanker with the license plate GN-8549-X, a trailer with the number AS-4229-X, and the official vehicle of the DCE, a Nissan Patrol with the license plate GN-2060-18, happened at Akim Fisher on the N6 motorway at around 6:30 on Tuesday night.
According to accounts, the DCE and his driver both sustained serious head injuries and passed away instantly.
Some injured victims were able to be transported to the Kibi Government Hospital for treatment by personnel from the Ghana Police, National Fire Service, and Ambulance service who arrived on the site quickly.
The MTTD has reportedly started investigations to determine the reason of the accident, according to a source at the Regional Police Command who verified the incident to Citi News.
According to a police statement, “a Man Diesel Fuel tanker driven by Habibu Adam, 35, with an empty tank was traveling in the direction of Kumasi when he noticed the danger ahead and applied his brakes to prevent a collision. He subsequently lost control of the wheel, swerved off course, and, when facing Accra, crashed into a ditch on the offside.