April 25, 2015 – Fatal Accident On Benin Warri Highway: 4 Killed While Traveling To Ekpoma For Burial
At least 3 people died today at Obayator village along the popular Benin-Warri Highway.
The crash which happened around 8:35 am involved a Toyota Hiace bus with plate number Lagos XL 617 AGL and a Sienna bus with plate number DELTA BUR598 AA.
The vehicles were heading to Benin from Warri when the Hiace carrying obituary posters of a woman lost control at high speed and rammed into the Sienna bus from behind.
The collision caused the 2 vehicles to skid off the road
Both vehicles were travelling towards Benin City from Warri end of the double carriage way.
One witness who identified himself simply as Joseph, said one of the injured passengers said they were travelling to Ekpoma, administrative headquarters of Esan West local government area of Edo State for burial.
The corpses of the deceased have been deposited at a mortuary in the area. The injured were rushed to Stella Obasanjo hospital in Benin city for treatment.