Toyota Hilux Pick Up vehicle

Victims of a fatal road crash which occurred on the Obuasi-Dunkwa road on Saturday evening have been identified.

Five people died when a Toyota Hilux Pick-up had a head-on collision with a Mercedes Benz Bus at the outskirts of Adinkra over the weekend.

All five-male deceased persons, including the two drivers, have identified by their families.

While four of the deceased including the 50-year-old driver of the Toyota Hilux vehicle identified as Iddrisu Asenbee died on the spot, the driver of the Mercedes  Benz, 52-year-old Francis Kumi died on Sunday morning.

Others who died included Kwame Yankey both aged 40, and 30-year-old Razak Sulemana.

Their bodies have since been deposited at the morgues of the Obuasi Government and Anglogold Ashanti Hospitals where 18 other injured victims are on admission.

The accident occurred when a Toyota Hilux Pick-Up with registration GC  9888-20 driving from Obuasi direction towards Dunkwa with four persons on board collided head-on with Mercedes Sprinter bus travelling in the opposite direction.

Obuasi accident
The Sprinter Mercedes Benz

According to the Ashanti Regional Commander of the police Motor, Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), Superintendent Adu Boahen, the driver of the Toyota Hilux vehicle in an attempt to overtake a vehicle ahead of him at the outskirts of Adinkra collided with the bus.

Driver of the Toyota Hilux Pick Up, Alhaji Iddrisu Asenbee and three others died on the spot.

Meanwhile, the two accident vehicles have been impounded at the Obuasi Central Police Station pending further police investigations.