Malay tourist charged in road deaths

A Malaysian tourist was charged with reckless driving causing death and injuries after her car allegedly ploughed into six Thai highway workers in the southern Thai province of Songkhla on Tuesday, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported yesterday (August 14, 2019).

Five Thai workers were killed and another injured at 3 p.m. on the Asia Highway in front of the Asia Rescue Unit in Village Group 3 of Khuha Sub-district in Songkhla’s Rattaphum District.

The car allegedly driven by Malinda Susilalinee Asalan (not official spelling) lost control and ploughed into six workers of the Kamphaeng Phet Highway District Office who were cutting weeds on the roadside. Five workers died at the scene, with another seriously injured.

Police charged Malinda, 30, with reckless driving causing death and injuries following the accident.