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The shattered remains of the vehicle in today's Phuket coast road crash

Phuket Policeman Killed as Car Slides Off Patong Road into Pole

Sunday, June 10, 2012
PHUKET: Police in Patong are mourning the death of a colleague who was killed when his car slid off Phuket's west coast road early today and hit a pole.

Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers had to cut free Lieutenant Tanakiet Keawyai from the wreck of his Honda City and he died in Bangkok Hospital Phuket, in Phuket City.

The policeman, a married father of a young child, had finished a shift and was on his way in heavy rain about 4.30am to visit a policeman friend in Chalong, further south on Phuket.

The car left the road and hit the pole on a sweeping bend between Patong and Karon, not far from Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort.

Lieutenant Tanakiet had been on Phuket, at Kathu Police Station, which oversee Patong, for about a year. He was well-liked.

Rescue workers said Lieutenant Tanakiet, aged about 40, was not wearing a seatbelt. His home was in Thalang, central Phuket.

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