Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, lost his wife, Amaka, in a tragic auto crash alongside six others, in the State.
The crash involved a truck, a commercial Toyota Avensis bus, a Honda car, and a Toyota Coaster bus belonging to the Sports Centre of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.
The fatal accident occurred near a military checkpoint along Ore-Okitipupa road in Odigbo Council.
The truck collided with the two cars before crushing the bus into the bush, killing four persons in it, including Amaka, while three others died in the two cars that were first hit by the truck.
Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ondo State Command, Mr. Ahmed Hassan, who confirmed the accident, noted that only four people, three females and a male, died in the accident.
Hassan also disclosed that eight other persons were critically injured and taken to Pima Hospital in Ore for treatment, adding: “The accident happened around 9pm and involved three vehicles. The accident was caused by loss of concentration and speed violation.”
Head of Public Relations, Media and Protocol of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Victor Akinpelumi, said the only information he had was that a coaster bus belonging to the institution, on official assignment, was involved in an accident, adding that the university had sent officers from the Works Department to the area to assess the situation.