Police confirm death of motorcyclist, passenger in auto crash

Two persons died in an auto crash on the Ughelli Expressway in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State on Monday.

The accident involved a motorcycle and a commercial bus.

A passenger in the bus said the driver killed the motorcyclist and his passenger while attempting to side-track a pothole on the road.

“The driver fled immediately the accident happened,’’ the bus passenger said.

Sympathisers at the scene blamed the cause of the accident on reckless driving on the part of the bus driver.

They also admonished motorcyclists to avoid plying the highway.

Police spokesman in Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the accident and the death toll.

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