Three perish in road crash along Eldoret-Webuye Road

Written By: Epalat/Rose Welimo
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The horrific accident involved a 14-seater matatu belonging to North Rift Sacco and a truck

Three people died Wednesday evening while several others were injured after a trailer hit matatu at Turbo near Sosian along the Eldoret-Webuye Road.

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Two passengers died on the spot while the driver succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Turbo.

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The horrific accident involved a 14-seater matatu belonging to North Rift Sacco and a truck.

Eight other passengers have been moved to Moi Teaching and Referal Hospital in Eldoret for treatment.

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According to western Regional staffing Officer in the national police service, Elisha Odhiambo, the 7pm incident happened when the trailer which was traveling towards Eldoret lost control and hit an on-coming North Rift Shuttle.

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Odhiambo who spoke to KBC on phone, said police are looking for the driver of the trailer who escaped after this accident.

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Both by vehicles have been towed to Turbo police station as investigations get underway.

 

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