|The scene of the accident killing three people and injuring four others in the central province of Thanh Hoa. — Photo congan.com.vn
THANH HOA (VNS) — The accident that occurred at 4.30am on Highway 1A, killing three people and injuring four others, was caused by a sleepy driver, the Thanh Hoa Police said today.
The highway passes through Ha Binh Commune in Ha Trung District in the central province of Thanh Hoa.
Colonel Tran Trung Hieu, spokesman of the provincial police, said driver Ho Tuan Sau, 49, who lives in the central province of Nghe An, was driving at high speed when the accident occurred. When a coach blew its horn to overtake him, Sauu steered his vehicle to the right to let the coach pass, but in doing so, he crashed into a trailer travelling in the lane next to him.
The deceased were identified as Le Van Mui, 48, Nguyen Van Tan, 62, and Nguyen Thai Ha, 29, all from the central province of Nghe An.
The police are temporarily holding Sau to complete the procedures to prosecute him. — VNS