Girl riding in pickup bed killed

Rescue workers retrieve the body of a girl from the rear of a pickup truck following a crash in Wang Thong district of Phitsanulok on Saturday. (Photo by Chinnawat Singha)

PHITSANULOK: A 14-year-old girl was killed and a friend hurt when the pickup truck they were travelling in rear-ended another pickup before hitting a concrete barrier in Wang Thong district on Saturday afternoon.

The crash occurred between kilometre markers 47 and 48 on the Phitsanulok-Lom Sak Road, said Pol Capt Khonnapot Inthuphut, deputy investigation chief at the Kaeng Sopha police station. The incident was reported at 2.36pm.

Police said the driver of the first truck, with the two girls sitting in the bed and a motorcycle next to them, lost control while travelling on the slippery road, causing the vehicle to rear-end another pickup before ramming into a concrete barrier.

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