Steven Edward Weisberg
Christmas Eve turned into an unexpected tragedy for an American English teacher. He was hit by a truck while crossing a road in Samut Prakan province on Sunday. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Volunteers of the Ruam Kathanyu Rescue Foundation reported that they were notified of the accident in the evening and arrived on the scene at about 19:20. According to an official report, the incident took place on Highway 3256 about 1000 metres south of the Bang Na Expressway and Chularat 1 Suvarnabhumi Hospital in Bang Phli Yai subdistrict of Samut Prakan province.
The body of a 64-year-old man was found in the middle of the road about 250 metres from the entrance to the Bang Pli Niwet community area. Rescue workers stated he was already dead when they arrived. The victim, whose identity has been confirmed by his sister Beth B. to Farang Deaths, was American Steven Edward Weisberg who had been living in the area.
Police talked to the driver of the pickup – a dark blue Suzo registered under บต 9631 – but refused to reveal his name. According to him, he was driving up north when he suddenly saw Mr Weisberg coming from the right trying to cross the street. He stepped on the breaks but still hit him head-on, police reported.
Mr Weisberg’s sister Beth B. told Farang Deaths he had been teaching English at one of the schools in the area. She also described him as an “extremely talented artist in many mediums”. The tragic accident, she said, might have happened while Mr Weisberg was on his way home from work.
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