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.