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Local singer dies after crashing his car while on a video call

Caitlin Ashworth

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A Thai singer died after crashing his car into a lamppost while on a video call with his girlfriend. Thai media did not report on the estimated speed, but photos of the wreckage show severe damage. The roof ripped off the Toyota Altis and the car is almost unrecognisable.

23 year old Akkarachai, known as Ice, was found dead at the scene on Pahonyothin Road, or Route 1. He performed at many night venues and events around the Central Thailand province Chai Nat. Ice’s friend told police that he was on his way home to his girlfriend’s house in Nakhon Sawan about 25 kilometres away. While on the phone with his girlfriend, there was suddenly a loud noise and the phone went dead.

Chai Nat police warn people not to use their phones while driving.

SOURCE: Thai Visa

 

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11 Comments

11 Comments

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    JIM KELLY

    Friday, November 27, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    great…one less idiot behind the wheel!

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      kim jelly

      Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:40 am

      and one more behind the keyboard

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        steve

        Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 11:01 pm

        Best burn to a jerk I’ve read in a long time. Well said Kim Jelly.

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    Toby Andrews

    Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    yes it is as well he only killed himself. He could have killed a few with him.

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    preesy chepuce

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:34 am

    I see it all the time… when you see a car in front that can’t decide which lane it’s in, you know the cont is on the phone. Making it illegal won’t stop it though, there are no bobbies to enforce it, and no tech to stop a phone being used by a speeding spastic.

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    SG666

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Another idiot deserved what he was asking for. Luckily not anybody else was injured or killed.

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      The Thaiger

      Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10:02 am

      Goodbye. Blocked.

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        OHVT7

        Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10:11 am

        Really, so The Thaiger is supporting people who not obeying traffic laws and potentially murdering others due to their reckless behavior. Says a lot about this news outlet

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    Francis

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Sad, but not unexpected!

    Thailand needs to enforce drivers to follow laws. And also to actually having a license. It needs to be a hefty fee say 50000 THB, and take the keys to the car if you don’t have a license.

    I think India resent introduced very high fees, for traffic violations. It must hurt in your pocket, simple as that.

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      Issan John

      Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:37 pm

      You’re right – the laws are there, but the right ones aren’t enforced in the right way.

      We got an automated speeding fine recently for doing 115 kph on a dual carriageway; fair enough.

      Unfortunately it somehow took a year to arrive, so when we tried to pay the 500 baht at 7-11, SCB and the Post Office we couldn’t as it was out of date; the local police station couldn’t do anything, and when we phoned the issuing police station (in the next province) they said it was too late so just forget about it.

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    Steve

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    And we have to share the roads with these idiots! Som nom na!

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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