Two people lost their lives in an accident involving at least four vehicles at Molo River in Salgaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on Friday night after a truck ran into two private vehicles and a canter.
Salgaa Base Commander Richard Sang’ said a truck driver had been heading to Nakuru on his way from Eldoret when he lost control of the vehicle. The truck veered off the road and rammed into three vehicles “causing massive damage”, Mr. Sang said.
“The breaks failed and the truck rammed into several vehicles that were ahead of it,” he said, adding it landed in a ditch. The police boss identified the two people as the driver of the truck and his loader.
He said the other vehicles involved in the accident at about 10 pm were two private ones and a canter. The bodies were taken to the Nakuru County mortuary.
On Kericho-Nakuru highway on Friday, nine people died after a matatu and an oil tanker collided at Chepsir trading center at around 6 pm.
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Fatal accident involving a truck ferrying animal feed, a matatu and private vehicles reported at Salgaa, along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. Several people feared dead. #SalgaaKillerSpot pic.twitter.com/eF9Gq6u4Bq
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Kericho divisional police commander Justus Kitetu said the driver of the truck had been using the wrong lane.