Radio presenter dies in Osun auto crash

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FILE PHOTO: Scene of an accident.
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FILE PHOTO: Scene of an accident.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun on Monday confirmed the death of two persons, including a radio presenter, in an auto crash on the Ilesa-Ile-Ife expressway.

Mrs. Kudirat Ibrahim, the Osun FRSC Sector Commander, told newsmen in Osogbo that the accident involving a luxury bus and a car occurred opposite Old Sazo Oil station, Ilesa at 3:05 a.m. on Monday.

It was gathered that the radio presenter with a private station in Ilesa was on his way to work in his Peugeot car when the accident occurred.

He was said to have been with two others in the car, one of whom also died in the accident.

The sector commander said the injured person had been taken to Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, for treatment.

She said, “The accident occurred on Monday morning at 3:05 a.m. involving a luxury bus with registration number LND 322XY and a Peugeot 406 with registration number SMK 312 GQ.

“About 54 persons were involved in the incident which led to the death of two persons while one person sustained injury.

“The deceased have been taken to a morgue in Ilesa, while the only victim with severe injury has been rushed to Wesley Guild Hospital in Ilesa for further treatment.”

Ibrahim said the accident was a result of speeding by the drivers of the vehicles.

She advised road users to always minimize speed on highways and obey traffic rules.

Ibrahim, however, said normalcy had been restored on the route where the accident occurred.

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