On Wednesday, two persons were killed when two vehicles collided and plunged into a river near the Ososa Bridge on the Ijebu-Ode-Sagamu Expressway.
The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun State Sector Command confirmed the victims’ deaths in a statement.
Florence Okpe, FRSC Public Education Officer in Ogun, said seven people were engaged in the accident, which killed two people and injured another.
“One person was injured and unfortunately two persons were dead in the accident which involved two vehicles with registration numbers SMK-08HK – a Toyota Camry car, and MUS-370GV – a Lexus RX 330 Jeep,” she said.
The excessive speed that resulted in the head-on collision was said to be the cause of the accident.
While the injured person was transferred to the State Hospital in Ijebu Ode, the deceased victims were placed at the medical facility’s mortuary.
The FRSC sector command spokeswoman explained that a heavy capacity crane was deployed to the scene to recover the crashed vehicles from the river.
She reiterated the call by the Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, for road users to always exercise caution, especially when approaching a bridge.
“He also commiserated with the family of the crash victims and enjoined them to contact FRSC Ijebu-Ode for more information,” Okpe added.