Report of an eyewitness indicates that Bayiblisi Madewe, a 38 year old driver of a DAF XF truck with registration number No. AC-179-22, loaded with about 600 bags of fresh pepper plying the Accra-Kumasi highway was involved in a fatal accident at Ohenenkwanta, near Odumase, Konongo on 03/10/2021 at about 10:50 pm.
Accounts from the scene indicate that Bayiblisi Madewe tried to overtake a Man Diesel articulator truck with registration No. GW-3569-13 whose driver is identified as Iddrisu Seidu.
Unfortunately, Seidu was unsuccessful and collided with a Wa bound OA Hyundai commercial bus which with registration number No. GT-5597-19, driven by Kyere James which was moving from Accra.Thirteen (13) people died on the spot and several others sustained various forms of injuries.
The injured were rushed to Konongo- Odumase Government Hospital, whilst the bodies of the deceased were deposited at Steward Hospital’s morgue, Yawkwei for identification and autopsy.
Meanwhile, the vehicles involved in the accident have been removed from the scene to safer place for testing.
By Bohyeba Nana Amaning