Two persons were confirmed dead, while five others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an accident that occurred at the J4 area on the Sagamu-Benin expressway on Saturday.
A spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta.
Ms Okpe said the incident, which occurred at 3:35 p.m., involved a Chevrolet SUV marked WWW 75 MW and a truck with registration number SRA 584 XB.
She said seven people were involved in the accident, including six men and one woman.
The FRSC spokesperson noted that the accident was caused by speeding and road obstruction, adding that the SUV rammed into the stationary truck due to speeding.
“The injured victims were rescued by a driver who was driving behind them. The unnamed driver took the injured to the hospital for medical attention, while the corpses were deposited at the State General Hospital morgue in Ijebu-Ode by FRSC operatives,” she said.
Ms Okpe said the FRSC sector commander in the state, Anthony Uga, had always admonished motorists to apply caution while driving and maintain the stipulated speed limit.