Three persons, including a retired policeman and his wife, Patrick Obaah and Janet Obaah were crushed to death on Sunday while on their way to churche in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, Punch reports.
The incident happened around 10.45am near Modern Market Junction, opposite Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Makurdi.
The third person was said to be a member of Dunamis church.
Punch states that the man and his wife were said to be riding on a motorcycle and heading for the church when the truck ran into them, killing them and the passerby.
Punch’s correspondent gathered that the driver of the truck with number plate, XB 969 GBK, loaded with sharp sand, lost control at the Modern Market Junction in an attempt to avoid hitting a car.
The driver of the truck escaped immediately after the accident occurred.