Three persons were confirmed dead in an accident involving a  commercial motorcyclist  and a truck at Alagbon area on the  Owode -Idiroko road in Ogun on Saturday.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of the  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) in Ogun,  confirmed the incident.

Akinbiyi stated that the accident happened when the  motorcyclist carrying six persons was trying to avoid running into a broken down truck on  the road.

He said the motorcyclist lost control in the process and  he and the passengers fell  on the highway.

A truck driving behind them, however,  ran over them.

According to him, one female and two males died  died instantly while the remaining three were  critically injured.

The TRACE spokesman said  the three injured persons had been taken to King Cross hospital at Owode in Ipokia Local Government Area while the corpses of the deceased were deposited in the morgue at the State Hospital, Ota.