A truck belonging to Dangote Group of Companies on Tuesday crushed a 16-year-old-girl, Cynthia Nikoro, to death in Auchi Okene Expressway in Edo State.
Witnesses said Cynthia was crushed by the trailer while attempting to cross the highway with members of her family.
Witnesses said further that her family members were waiting on the side for the road to clear but the deceased suddenly ran ahead of them and was knocked down by the speeding trailer. She reportedly died on he spot.
It was gathered that the driver of the truck escaped from the angry mob which wanted to lynch him.
Cynthia’s corpse had been taken to a mortuary in the area by Federal Road Safety officials.