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Police on manhunt for driver alleged to have caused Akumadan fatal crash

Police are currently on the hunt for the driver believed to have caused the Akumadan accident, which led to the death of six persons on Tuesday.

According to the Offinso North Police, the driver, who is yet to be identified, was on top speed as he approached a police checkpoint in Akumadan, the district capital of the Offinso North District in the Ashanti Region.

Due to the speed, he could not avoid a head-on collision with a stationary Kia Rhino Truck parked at the Police checkpoint.

The Yutong Bus he was driving then caught fire after the collision, leading to six people being burned beyond recognition while 22 others sustained varying degrees of injury.

DSP Gyasi-Agyemang, the Offinso North Police Commander, earlier indicated to the press that the driver was driving over the speed limit”.

“What we have gathered so far is that the bus was coming from Nandom loaded with passengers. According to the passengers, the driver was overspeeding, and although they told him, he ignored them. So when they got to the police checkpoint, my men who were stationed there confirmed the same story that the driver was speeding so they signaled him to stop, but he refused.”

“He maneuvered through the barrier and collided with a stationary Kia Rio truck. So six were burnt to death, and 22 escaped with minor injuries” he said.

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