Member of Phuket Provincial Council Dies in Car Crash

Phuket –

A member of the Phuket Provincial Council died after a car crash in Thalang.

The Thalang Police were notified of the accident on Tuesday (August 15th) in the early morning on a local road in Thep Krasattri.

Police, emergency responders, and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find a pickup truck in a ditch on the roadside. The driver was found dead inside the pickup truck and was later identified by police as Mr. Paisarn Utatchakun, 51. Mr. Paisarn was a member of the Phuket Provincial Council.

Paisarn’s unidentified friend who later arrived at the scene told police that Paisarn had just left from a funeral before dropping his other friend at a house nearby and then headed home.

At this stage, Thalang police believed that Mr. Paisarn might have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.