The life of a 23-year-old of the Federal Polytechnic in Offa, Kwara State, Oladotun Alade, has been cut short by an a truck and a Volkswagen saloon car in Okuku, Osun State.
One of the eyewitnesses said that the accident occurred when the plank-carrying truck was overtaking the five-seater car.
“As the truck was trying to overtake the, the planks got detached from it and fell on the car. The three passengers sitting at the back of the car died instantly,” the eyewitness said.
It was learnt that Alade, who was an ND 1 Civil, was among the passengers sitting at the back.
It was learnt that the driver and the passenger sitting in the front survived the accident.
Alade’s relative, Adeyemi Oyeleke, said, “He was travelling to the school to submit an assignment since the polytechnic has resumed. His friends had earlier informed him that lectures had commenced. He had planned to travel next week Monday, but his mates called him that one of their lecturers demanded that an assignment he gave them be submitted.
“He was a friendly guy and always smiling. He was the only son and theof the family.”
The Osun Police, Sade Odoro when contacted said she had not heard of the accident, but promised to call the DPO of the Okuku Division.