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Truck driver prosecuted for deadly crash

Update: January, 22/2019 - 23:00
The scene of the accident in Hải Dương Province that killed eight people on Monday.—Photo nguoiduatin.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Investigation Police Unit of Hải Dương Province has decided to prosecute a truck driver following a deadly crash on Monday that killed eight people and injured seven others.

The accident occurred when the truck slammed into pedestrians walking on the side of National Highway 5A in Kim Lương Commune, Kim Thành District.

The eight victims were state employees, veterans and other elderly officials of Kim Lương Commune, who were returning home after visiting the local martyrs’ cemetery.

The driver, who was identified as Lương Văn Tâm, 28, temporarily residing in Hà Nội, fled the scene after the accident. He turned himself in to police yesterday evening.

Tâm tested positive for meth.

Tâm told the police that he was drowsy at the time of the accident. He also admitted to using methamphetamine before.—VNS

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