9 Die in Chiang Rai City Crash

A cement truck lies on its side at the scene of an accident Wednesday that killed eight people in Chiang Rai city.

Update at 11am Thursday: The death toll rose to nine people.

CHIANG RAI — Nine people were killed and two injured in a major crash after a cement truck reportedly lost control Wednesday afternoon in Chiang Rai city.

Five women and three men died in the accident involving a cement truck, truck and car. Another later died at a hospital. Two others were injured.

The drivers of both the cement truck and van died at the scene, according to Pol. Col. Sitthichai Kraisang of Baan Doo Police. The cause of the accident remains under the investigation.

A witness told police that the cement truck was swerving from a motorbike before it lost control, driving through the road median and crashed into a van and a car.