Five people have died after a Toyota Hilux pick-up and a Mercedes Sprinter bus collided they were travelling in was involved in an accident on the Obuasi-Dunkwa road on Saturday.
The deceased include the driver of the pick-up vehicle identified as Alhaji Mustapha Iddrisu, aged 50.
Seventeen others who are in critical condition are on admission at the Obuasi Government and Anglogold Ashanti hospitals.
The bodies of the deceased have also been deposited at the hospital for autopsy and burial.
According to available information, the pick-up vehicle with registration number GC 9888-20 was driving from Obuasi direction towards Dunkwa with four persons on board at about 6:40 p.m on Saturday.
Ashanti Regional Commander of the Police Motor, Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), Superintendent Emmanuel Adu Boahen said that, the driver, on reaching a section of the road at the outskirts of Adinkra, allegedly attempted to overtake another vehicle.