Tragedy struck on Tuesday on the Auchi-Okene Expressway in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, when a trailer crushed a 16-year-old girl to death.
The victim, Cynthia Nikoro, was said to have attempted to cross to the other side of the road when the vehicle, owned by a manufacturing firm, knocked her down at the Angle 90 Junction.
Cynthia was said to have died instantly.
An eyewitness, Mr. Isaah Adamu, said the late teenager was in company with her family members, but did not notice the oncoming vehicle.
“The victim and her family were crossing from the Angel 90 Junction to the opposite side of the road when the trailer knocked her down,” he said.
Some angry youths were said to have descended on the driver of the truck before he managed to escape.
It was also gathered that the trailer was set ablaze by the angry youths.
They were, however, dispersed by some policemen who arrived at the scene.
The body of the victim was said to have been deposited at the mortuary by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps.