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Briton charged after fatal crash on Koh Samui

Briton charged after fatal crash on Koh Samui

SURAT THANI: A Briton was detained and charged shortly after a Ford Everest rammed into a motorcycle on Koh Samui, killing the two riders, and then speeding off with the wrecked scooter trapped beneath it.

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By Bangkok Post

Thursday 15 December 2016, 09:07AM


The damaged Ford Everest, after the fatal crash on Koh Samui on Tuesday night (Dec 13). Photo: Khontai.com Facebook via Bangkok Post

The damaged Ford Everest, after the fatal crash on Koh Samui on Tuesday night (Dec 13). Photo: Khontai.com Facebook via Bangkok Post

The Ford Everest, with a Surat Thani licence plate, was stopped two kilometres from the scene of the crash. The wreckage of a Fino motorbike was found wedged beneath the seven-seat vehicle, Thai media reported yesterday (Dec 14).

Police said the driver, Nicholas Edward, 41, a British national, appeared drunk when they managed to stop his vehicle following a chase.

The crash occurred on Thaweeratpakdi Rd on Koh Samui around 10pm on Tuesday (Dec 13). 

Witnesses told police the vehicle overtook a van and crashed head-on with a motorcycle heading to tambon Bo Phut. The impact threw the two men on the bike on to the road. The driver of the car then sped away.

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The victims were identified as bike rider Khamnueng Srimaya, 56, and Somchai Sae Jong, 56, the pillion passenger.

Mr Nicholas told police he was returning home from a party at a hotel and was not aware his car had hit the motorcycle.

Police initially charged him with reckless driving causing death. He was taken away for an alcohol blood test.

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