UPDATE: Statement from the New Zealand authorities has indicated that the man killed in the car accident is not a New Zealander.
(17 November) A foreigner has been killed in a road accident after he crashed his car into a garbage truck on the island of Koh Samui, Surat Thani province.
The man was found dead on the driver seat in a car.
Mr. Aphirak Duangmala, 33, the driver of the garbage collector truck, reportedly told the police and that he had parked his vehicle on the side of the street. While his team is collecting garbage, the foreigner′s car, which was driven in a fast speed, slammed hard into the back of the truck, according to Mr. Aphirak.
Mr. Aphirak was charged with committing reckless act leading to death of other person.
The body of the foreigner is appointed for autopsy at Koh Samui Hospital to find any presence of alcohol in his blood. His nationality is not yet independently verified. Although initial reports suggest that he is a New Zealander, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand has released a statement disputing the reports.
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