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​U.S. woman killed in motorcycle collision with tipper truck in southern Vietnam

Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:49 GMT+7

A U.S. woman was killed Thursday after her motorbike was rear-ended by a tipper truck in southern Vietnam’s Dong Nai Province.

Esther Alesix, 35, was riding her motorbike on Vo Nguyen Giap Street in Dong Nai’s Bien Hoa City on Thursday afternoon, heading from National Route 51 to National Route 1.

Shortly after exiting the Vo Nguyen Giap roundabout, Alesix was hit from behind by a tipper truck moving in the same direction.  She died on the spot.

Alesix’s body lay in the truck’s lane following the accident while the tipper trucked was parked 50 meters away.

The truck driver had already fled the scene by the time police arrived.

Alesix was travelling with her boyfriend – 35-year-old Christopher William Benz – on two separate motorbikes at the time of the accident.

Benz did not immediately realize his girlfriend had been caught in the accident.  He returned to the scene after continuing ahead for a short distance.

The tipper truck involved in the accident. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The tipper truck involved in the accident. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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