Five killed in high-speed head-on crash between car, lorry on Nyeri-Nanyuki Road

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 11:28 | < 1 min read
Nyeri-Nanyuki Road
Five people died on Tuesday following a road accident on Nyeri-Nanyuki Road.

Five people died on Tuesday evening after the car they were travelling in collided with a lorry on the Nyeri -Nanyuki Road.

Police showed that the crash occurred at about 7 pm, several hundred metres near Naromoru town.

Kieni East Sub-County police boss, Wilberforce Sichalanyi, said that all the five occupants of the car died on the spot.

"All five people in the saloon car died. But the lorry driver escaped unhurt," the police commander Sichalanyi said.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of the car appeared to have been overtaking another automobile when the vehicles collided head-on at high speed.

"It could have been due to a rush to beat the curfew but what we can tell so far is that the saloon car was attempting to overtake another car. They collided head-on," Mr Sichalanyi said.

The wreckages of the two vehicles were towed to Naromoru Police Station.