The driver of a gravel truck and one other person died after the truck veered into oncoming traffic before crashing into an abandoned factory building in Taoyuan City this morning.
According to reports, the driver, a 48-year-old man named Shi, lost control of the truck on Zhongzheng East Road near the Dayuan Interchange at 6:44 am. Traffic monitor footage shows the truck suddenly veering over a traffic island into oncoming traffic lanes, and hitting two cars before crashing into a sheet-steel building.
Shi lost vital signs at the scene of the accident and was declared dead after arrival at the hospital. One person out of five occupants of the two cars also died, while the remaining four were injured.
Police are still awaiting test results to determine if any of the drivers were affected by alcohol, and an investigation into the cause of the accident is still ongoing.
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