Five people have died and eight others injured after a vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a road accident at Molo River on the Nakuru-Eldoret Highway.

The accident involving a matatu and a trailer occurred at around 0330hrs today.

A police report seen by the Standard indicated that the matatu was being driven from Eldoret towards Nakuru direction and upon reaching the location of the accident, it rammed into the rear of the moving trailer.

The injured were rushed to Nakuru County and Referral Hospital and bodies were moved to the Nakuru County morgue pending identification and postmortem.

Confirming the incident, Nakuru County Police Commander Samuel Ndanyi, noted that the truck driver is on the run.

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