RASSADA, PHUKET: A young man was killed last night when he drove his motorbike at high speed into the back of an 18-wheel truck parked on the bypass road.
Police believe 22-year-old Uthen Thepohol failed to notice the truck because its tail lights were switched off.
Mr Uthen, from Nakhon Phanom province, died instantly in the smash, which happened around 9pm in front of the Namsaeng Rice Trading Company on the southbound bypass road in Rassada.
When Phuket City Police and Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers arrived at the scene they found Mr Uthen lying dead on the road, his crushed motorcycle beside him.
The dead man, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, suffered a very serious head injury.
Rescue workers took the body to Vachira Phuket hospital for examination.
Police are looking to question the truck driver, who was not present at the scene.
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