An accident at Akim Anyinasin crossroads in the Eastern Region claimed the lives of five people.
On Thursday morning, three automobiles were involved in a collision.
According to DSP Ebenezer Tetteh of the Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer, a yet-to-be identified suspect driver traveling from Accra to Kumasi in a Toyota Hiace private minibus with registration number GC 7230-21 and 14 passengers on board overtook a fleet of vehicles in a sharp curve after failing to observe traffic ahead on the N6.
When a second suspect motorist, Sgt Brandsford Nimoh Duah, who was driving a Nissan Pathfinder with the trade mark 6043B-21, saw the danger coming, he applied the brakes to rescue the situation.
In the process, he, on the other hand, lost control of his steering wheel.
His car spun into the other lane and collided with the offside portion of an unregistered Toyota Corolla saloon car with the number DP2997N-21 on the license plate.
The Nissan Pathfinder was forced to collide with the Toyota Hiace Bus on the offside due to the impact of the crash.
On board the Toyota Hiace minibus, passengers were stranded.
The trapped passengers were rescued by Bunso National Service and National Ambulance Service employees.
They were taken to the Kibi Government Hospital, where medical personnel confirmed that five people had died.
The bodies have been taken to the hospital’s morgue, where they will be autopsied and identified.
The police have towed and impounded all three collision automobiles.
Two of the alleged drivers have been ordered to seek medical attention and report to the authorities.
According to the police, they are frantically trying to track down and locate the driver of the Toyota Hiace minibus.