Thai village headman killed as truck smashed by train

Police are investigating after a village headman on his way to a local meeting in Nakhon Sawan was killed in a high-speed collision with a train.

Dokruk Meemuk, 44, chief of Moo 11 in Phayuha Khiri district, was discovered dead in the front seat of his smashed pickup at a railway crossing in Sathale subdistrict after an accident at 9am on Tuesday (June 2). Police arrived at the scene to find his black Isuzu truck lying beside the tracks, wrecked by the impact with the train.
PHOTO: The Nation/Asia News NetworkWitnesses told officers they saw the truck approaching the train tracks at the crossing point, which has no barricade or traffic lights, when diesel train No 4501 heading to Phitsanulok arrived at high speed.

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