One person was confirmed dead while another injured on Friday in a lone accident involving a Nissan Murano Jeep at Onipepeye on the Abeokuta -Sagamu highway.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Image Maker, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Akinbiyi noted that the accident occurred at 8:21am , saying it was caused by excessive speeding which resulted into loss of control.
He said that the accident involved two people who were husband and wife.
“According to eyewitness, the vehicle marked APP 347 GF was coming from Iperu to Abeokuta, with the driver (husband) taking his wife, who is a matron at Iperu General Hospital, to Abeokuta for a promotion interview.
” The driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle due to excessive speeding, and ran into the bush.
“The matron died on the spot while the husband sustained varying degrees of injuries,” he said.
Akinbiyi explained that the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ijaye morgue, saying that the injured husband was receiving treatment at the same hospital.
He said that the vehicle had been taken to Obafemi Owode police station.
The TRACE spokesman commiserated with the family of the deceased , warning drivers to desist from speeding, reckless and dangerous driving, particularly during the raining season.