Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // Phuket News // Search for truck driver after American killed in hit-and-run in Phuket

Search for truck driver after American killed in hit-and-run in Phuket

PHOTO: Daily News

Phuket police are searching for a truck driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of an American expat.

Khaosod English reports that 60 year old Gregory Ludwig was riding a Suzuki motorbike in the northern Thalang district, when an oncoming truck rounded a corner in front of him, knocking him off his bike. It’s understood the truck then went over Mr Ludwig’s head, killing him, before fleeing the scene.

The incident happened on Thepkrasattri Road, at around 7.30pm yesterday, January 11. According to the report, Mr Ludwig had just left a hotel in the northern sub-district of Mai Khao where he worked as a director of recreation.

Sornthip Chukaew from Tha Chatchai Police Station attended the scene, accompanied by rescue workers. However, Mr Ludwig was declared dead at the scene and his body has been sent for an autopsy.

Officers are now examining CCTV footage of various locations near the scene in a bid to track down the truck driver and initiate legal proceedings. They are also coordinating with the US Embassy and the American man’s family.

SOURCE: Khaosod English

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1

TRENDING

5 Star Marine Phuket

You May Also Like

Phuket News

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – Phuket weather forecast Increasing cloud today with a corresponding increase in winds from east. The slightly overcast conditions should...

Phuket News

Friday, March 1, 2024 – Phuket weather, sunset times, air quality and tides (7am) Some unsettled weather for the next few days but still plenty...

National News

UPDATE: There has been another NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) issued in the past 24 hours which changes Item 5, which MAY provide an...

Phuket News

While many Russians have been investing in villas and homes in Thailand, there are also thousands of Russians and Ukrainians who are stranded in...