Five members of two families were killed and seven others injured when a passenger van in which they were travelling on their home from attending a graduation ceremony in Chon Buri crashed into a roadside tree, slid out of the road and overturned in Surat Thani’s Chaiya district today (Wednesday).
Police said that the group went to Chon Buri to attend a graduation ceremony of one of their children at Burapha University. After the ceremony, they returned home in the same passenger van.
Police used a breathalyzer to check whether the driver was drunk while driving or not but the result was negative. However, the driver admitted that he fell asleep momentarily while driving because he felt tired for having driven a long distance from Chon Buri to Surat Thani.