A 49-year-old Prison Officer and two other persons have died in a fatal accident at Akyem Asafo stretch of the Accra to Kumasi Highways in the Eastern Region.

The deceased Prison officer has been identified as Faustina Bekoe. The others are Juliana Nyanteh,63, a passenger and a pedestrian -Thomas Agyare, 31.

The accident occurred on Saturday, August 1, 2020.

The accident vehicle – Nissan Urvan mini bus with registration number GW 7022 – 20 was being driven by 53-year-old Barfour Asare, with passengers on board from Accra towards Nkawkaw direction.

However, on reaching a section of the road at Akim Asafo near Suhum on the Accra Kumasi highway, the driver alleged that the rear tyre of his vehicle got burst hence lost control of the steering wheel and the vehicle knocked and killed the male adult pedestrian -Thomas Agyare,31, then crashed into a stationary Man Diesel truck with registration number GE 4129 X which was parked at a mechanic Shop at the roadside.

The female prison officer who was on board the vehicle died on the spot.

Many other passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries and were rushed to Kibi Government hospital, Akim Asafo Health Center, and Hawa Memorial hospital at Akyem Osiem for treatment but Juliana Nyanta 63, was pronounced dead on arrival at Osiem.

The bodies of the deceased persons have been deposited at the Suhum Government hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

The acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sargeant Francis Gomado confirmed the accident to Kasapa News.

He said, the accident vehicle has been towed for testing while waiting for the driver to be discharged to assist in investigation.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com/102.5FM/Kojo Ansah