Austrian couple killed in horror crash with pickup truck in Krabi

An Austrian couple were killed in a horror crash after their motorcycle was hit by a pickup truck in Thailand.

Michael Benke , 54, and his wife Heidelinde, 53, rode out of their resort headed into town in Krabi, southern Thailand on Monday (03/02) afternoon.

The couple were on the same rented motorcycle while talking to another couple who said they were riding alongside them.

However, they are said to have veered into the opposite lane – straight into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.

The black Mitsubishi belonging to a local hotel resort smashed into the couple. Michael was flung in the air before landing on the ground while Heidelinde came to rest on the roof of the vehicle.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene due to the severity of their injuries. Their hired motorcycle was written off.

The pickup driver was at the scene waiting with the couple’s friends until the police and the paramedics arrived.

Police Major Siam Suan-insaid they will not pursue the legal action until they receive the full view on the incident.He said: “We are now collecting evidence from the scene by questioning the pickup driver and looking for eye witness and before we decide whether to take any legal action.”

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