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RAWAI: Police are keen to interview anyone who may have witnessed a collision between a car and a motorbike that killed a British tourist and his Thai girlfriend on Wiset Rd, Rawai, on Sunday night. Killed were Briton Scott Tristan Watkins, 33, and Sasithorn Kaewyai, also 33, from Buri Ram. The following day, the driver of the Mitsubishi Pajero involved in the crash was charged with driving carelessly and later released after relatives posted 100,000 baht bail. Pol Maj Jessada Sangsure, of Chalong Police Station, told the Gazette that the collision took place about 11 pm, about 200 meters north of the Phuket Sea Shell Museum. Mr Watkins and K. Sasithorn were declared dead on arrival at Wachira Hospital in Phuket City. “We will continue to gather evidence,” Maj Jessada said. “If anyone has information about the collision, they should contact police.” K. Sasithorn’s younger sister, Nithira “Lek” Kaewyai, told the Gazette that her sister and Mr Watkins headed out for a ride about 6 pm last Sunday on the rented motorbike. “I’d like to see justice done because my sister has two daughters, aged 10 and two, who have to be cared for,” she added. The British Embassy is arranging the repatriation of Mr Watkins’ body while K. Sasithorn’s body was taken for the cremation on Wednesday.

 

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