A day trip to Roi Et ended deadly for a Swiss expatriate when his scooter crashed under yet undetermined circumstances Monday afternoon.
Roi Et Hospital called Pol Capt Aphai Sanewong from Mueang Roi Et Provincial Police Station at 18:30 to investigate the death of Jean-Pierre Caroupe (name transcribed). The 64-year-old Swiss expatriate, whose registered address is in Bang Lamung subdistrict of Chon Buri province, had died hours earlier following a scooter accident.
Three French foreigners who accompanied Mr Caroupe told police the fatal accident had occurred between kilometre 17 and 18 on Highway 215 connecting Roi Et’s Mueang district with Suwannaphum district. Mr Caroupe was following the two other vehicles when he suddenly lost control of his Yamaha NMax scooter.
According to Pol Capt Aphai, Mr Caroupe sustained a fracture of his leg and a head trauma. However, so Pol Capt Aphai, it was the severe injury to his head that eventually killed the Swissman. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Roi Et Hospital.
The group had been on a day trip to Roi Et and were on their way back to nearby Buriram province where the French foreigners live.
Mueang Roi Et Provincial Police Station is now in the process of determining the cause of the road crash and who might have been at fault.
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