A fatal crash involving a Benz Sprinter minibus and an Opel Astra taxi on the Wenchi-Techiman Highway has resulted in the death of one person and injured four others.
The Wenchi Municipal Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Kofi Oduro Amponsah said his outfit was called to the accident on the Wenchi – Techiman Highway just after the Nkonsia Police Barrier on Tuesday evening at about 6:00 pm.
According to him, the accident was a head-on collision between a Sprinter with registration AS 5354 – 20 and an Opel taxi cab with registration number AS 224 – 12.
DSP Amponsah explained that the Sprinter which was traveling from Kumasi to Wa attempted to overtake a vehicle ahead of him leading to the head-on collision with the Opel Astra which was heading towards Techiman from Wenchi.
He said four passengers who were in critical conditions were rushed to the Wenchi Methodist Hospital for treatment.
DSP Amponsah said the body of the deceased, identified as Francis Eleweh, 36, has been sent to the Wenchi Methodist Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.
The deceased, Francis Eleweh, according to a relative, is survived by two children and a pregnant wife.