Seventeen people were reportedly killed in an auto crash at Bacita junction on Jebba/Ilorin highway in Kwara state on Thursday afternoon.
The accident, which involved an 18-seater Toyota Hiace passenger bus and an articulated DAF container truck, also left two people injured.
Speaking on the crash, the Head of Operation, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara state Sector Command, Udeme Eshiet, said the DAF container truck was going towards Jebba, in Kwara North district, while the passenger bus was coming to Ilorin, the state capital, when the crash occurred.
The FRSC official said that the crash occurred at a sharp bend, as a result of over speeding which led to head on collision by the two vehicles.
Mr Eshiet said due to excessive speeding by the two drivers, the drivers could not negotiate the sharp bend properly and it resulted in a head on collision.
The road safety official advised motorists to exercise caution while driving on the nation’s highways to check avoidable accidents.