Two persons died while seven others sustained injuries in a road crash at J4, along the Sagamu/Ijebu-Ode/Ore highway, Ogun State.
The crash occurred on Saturday at about 3:35pm involving two vehicles, a Chevrolet SUV with registration number, WWW75MW, and a truck marked, SRA584XB.
The Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed the accident in a statement by its spokesperson in Ogun State, Florence Okpe.
Okpe said six men and one woman were injured, while one man and one woman died in the crash.
“The suspected causes of the crash were excessive speed and road obstruction. The SUV driver rammed into the stationary truck due to speeding.
“The injured victims were rescued by a good Samaritan driver that was driving behind them and took them to hospital for medical attention, while the corpses were deposited at the state General Hospital morgue, Ijebu-Ode by FRSC operatives,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Ogun, Anthony Uga, advised motorists to always apply caution while driving, urging them to maintain the stipulated speed limit, especially at this period of high vehicular movement.