Three persons, two men and one woman perished and two others got critically injured in an accident after their car ran into a stationary truck at Aprade Junction, near Kumasi.
The victims have been identified as Robert Kwame Afful, the chief executive of Accra-based Robliz Multimedia Productions, who died on the spot with his mother-in-law, Mary Amponsah. The third person, Nana Kwame, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Hospital (KNUST).
The injured, Ivy Bekoe and Akwasi Gyambibi, were admitted to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and KNUST Hospital respectively.
The five relatives were said to be travelling from Accra in a Mercedes Benz car with registration GR 9252 T to attend the funeral of a relative in the Ashanti Region when the tragedy occurred at about 3:00 a.m. on Friday.
The trapped survivors had to be removed from the mangled car by a combined rescue team of police, fire and emergency medical personnel under the truck with registration GR 2768-13 to hospital.
The two vehicles have since been moved from the scene to open that busy highway to traffic, while the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Juaben Government Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.