According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the accident occurred when the speeding truck lost control and crushed a motorcyclist, a woman and her child.
The Unit Commander of FRSC, Mrs Achibong Nseobot, told newsmen in Auchi that the truck ran over the motorcycle transporting the woman and her child.
“The truck was heading to Okene and ran into a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction, killing the rider, the woman and her child.
“The driver, in an attempt to escape, was apprehended by angry youths, who handed him over to the police,” she said.
The official said the remains of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary, while efforts were being made to contact their families.
Nseobot warned motorists in the area, particularly those of articulated vehicles, against reckless driving.