According to the report, the van's driver was rushing to drop the seven passengers in Sikhiu and Pak Chong districts at around 6am when he attempted to pass a truck on a sharp curve and almost hit a pickup truck. He swerved to avoid the pickup but lost control of the van, crashed into trees at the side of the road and overturned.

The police detained Chalermsak. He will be charged with reckless driving causing death and bodily harm.