The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ondo State Command, said no fewer than six persons died, while one sustained various degrees of injury in an accident on the Akure-Owo road on Tuesday.
Ezekiel SonAllah, the state sector commander of FRSC, confirmed the accident in a statement in Akure.
Mr SonAllah said the accident, 3km from the Akure Airport junction at about 1:39 p.m., involved a MAN-diesel truck and one Toyota Sienna marked FFN-310 PU.
The sector commander, who said six male adults died while one female adult was injured out of eight people involved in the accident, attributed the cause of the accident to speed violation, wrongful overtaking, and loss of control.
He said money and cell phones recovered from the accident scene had been handed over to police operatives at the Ogbese Divisional Police station.
The sector commander said obstruction had been cleared from the road, with the two vehicles taken to the police station.
He said the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary of the state general hospital in Akure.
Mr SonAllah appealed to motorists to always adhere to the prescribed speed limit, and commercial drivers must ensure they install speed-limiting devices in their vehicles.