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Two dead, three injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash


A somber start to the New Year unfolded as a tragic auto crash claimed the lives of two children in a lone accident involving a Toyota car at Ade Best axis, Isara, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun, Mrs. Florence Okpe, confirmed the heartbreaking incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Monday.

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Okpe provided details of the accident, stating, “The incident occurred at 8:00 am and was caused by speeding and loss of control. The car ran into a ditch.”

The accident involved five individuals, comprising three children, one man, and a woman.

Okpe identified the vehicle involved as a Toyota car with registration number TTD 985 AA.

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She attributed the cause of the lone crash to excessive speed, leading to the vehicle suddenly losing control and veering into a ditch.

“The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, for medical attention, while the deceased corpses were deposited at Isara General Hospital morgue,” Okpe stated.