Police have identified four of the six people who perished in a motor accident that happened on Sunday evening in Wobulenzi Township along Kampala-Luweero Highway.
The accident which involved a Vitz registration number UAS 163T and a Fuso truck registration number UAR 162G happened at about 4:30pm during heavy rain, according to Savanah regional Police Spokesperson, ASP Paul Kangave.
Mr Kangave said the driver of a speeding Vitz from Luweero to Kampala collided with a truck as he tried to overtake a trailer in Wobulenzi Township.
“A driver speeding in a Vitz from Luweero to Kampala overtook a trailer in Wobulenzi Township and on realising that there was another car coming from the opposite side, he tried to brake, but the car failed and it was knocked by a truck before swerving off the road leading to the death of its occupants,” he said.
Five people died on spot while the sixth person who was driving the salon car died shortly after arrival at Luweero Health Centre IV.
He identified four of the deceased as Florence Nankumbi, 28, Patience Najuma, 28, Richard Lule, 30, and Isaac Mbogo, 32 all residents of Mukono District.
Mr Kangave added that postmortems were done at Luweero Health Centre IV and bodies were taken by their relatives for burial in Mukono.
“The police traffic department has tentatively blamed the fatal accidents on reckless driving. The driver of the box body truck escaped from the accident scene and is still on the run. We have got information that all the six occupants of the salon car are residents of Mukono District, “ ASP Kangave told the Daily Monitor on Monday.