A Saturday morning accident in Taru along the Nairobi – Mombasa highway claimed the lives of five members from one family.
The five were on their way to Nairobi when the vehicle they were travelling in collided head-on with a trailer.
According to the Coast Regional traffic commandant Peter Maina, the victims died on the spot in the 5 AM crash.
Maina said four people survived and were being treated at Kinango Dsitrict Hospital.
The traffic commandant added that there was an increase in road accidents adding that his officers will be vigilant to ensure road users follow traffic rules.