At least, one person is dead and another missing after a speeding car plunged into the Akora River at Agona Swedru.

Four persons who survived are recuperating at the Swedru Government Hospital in the Central Region.

Police at Agona Swedru have charged the driver for inconsiderate driving and negligently causing harm.

Agona Swedru Police say the suspect, Samuel Konadu who was the driver in charge of the unregistered Toyota Corolla with four other occupants, was driving from Texapo, a suburb of Agona Swedru to Chapel Square also in Swedru.

Upon reaching a section of the road at Donkor Spot, the driver who was speeding lost control of the steering wheel when he was negotiating a curve and knocked down a lady and a gentleman who were standing by the edge of the road.

The vehicle subsequently rammed into a metal container by the Akora bridge and finally plunged into the river.

The occupants of the car were able to swim ashore, however, the gentleman who was knocked down by the speding car, a 23-year-old died on the spot and his body has been deposited at the morgue.

His counterpart, the female, who also fell into the river has not been found since.

The accident vehicle has been removed from the site and has been impounded by the Police for further examination.

Local NADMO Authorities say they are in search of the woman, and no relatives have come forward to announce a missing relative.

Meanwhile, residents say rituals will be performed at the Akora river to get the lady out.