Police have not yet ascertained whether the driver, Sarawut Madkul, was street racing at the time of the accident.
Capt Suporn Meangkai of the Thalang Police received notification of an accident in front of the PTT petrol Station on Thapkrasattri Rd, Muang Mai, Thalang at 10:45 pm on Saturday (Sept 1).
Police arrived at the scene to find a Phang Nga-registered Toyota Vios smashed into a power pole in the central reservation.
“The front of the car had sustained serious damage and the driver (Mr Sarawut) car was huge damage and driver was found injured inside.
“Rescue workers took Mr Sarawut to hospital where he was later pronounced dead,” Capt Suporn said.
“Mr Sarawut was driving from Phuket Town towards the north of the island. We belive he was driving too fast and lost control of the vehicle causing him to hit the power pole,” he added
When asked if Mr Sarawut was involved in a street race at the time the accident happened, Capt Suporn said, “I really don’t know whether he was involved in a street race. We will check CCTV footage from the area.”
Mr Sarawut’s body has already been handed over to his family so they can perform funeral rites.