Scottish girl, 15, dies in crash

PATONG: A 15-year-old Scottish schoolgirl, Alexandra Stark, died early yesterday morning when the motorcycle on which she was riding pillion was hit by another bike.

Pol Maj Sophol Borrirak, of Kathu Police Station, said that the accident happened at about 2 am at Tanut Corner on Nanai Rd. Miss Stark was riding behind the family babysitter, Tientong Kanson, when they were hit by another motorcycle driven by Peerapong Sasitornvetchakul, 20.

A family friend told the Gazette that the two girls had gone out to buy noodle soup and were returning to Miss Stark’s home when the accident took place.

Neither Peerapong nor K. Tientong were badly hurt but Miss Stark died after falling onto the road. Peerapong was charged with reckless driving causing death.

Maj Sophol said that tests showed Peerapong was drunk, with a blood-alcohol concentration of 263mg/100ml.

“Peerapong has admitted that he was drunk while driving,” Maj Sophol added. “He has been released on bail of 200,000 baht. We expect to complete our investigation within a month, at which time the case will go to court.”

Phuket News

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