A baby Asian elephant explores the surroundings in the enclosure of Singapore's Night Safari, June 28, 2016. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey) (zw)
A baby Asian elephant explores the surroundings in the enclosure of Singapore's Night Safari, June 28, 2016. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey) (zw)

A driver was killed when his pickup truck crashed into an elephant on a dark forest road in northeastern Thailand, reports said on Thursday.

According to reports, the speeding driver’s vehicle was hit by a wild elephant in Khao Yai National Park in north-eastern Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima Province on Wednesday evening.

The driver died at the scene. Rescuers found his badly-destroyed vehicle and used an iron cutter to remove the 58-year-old driver’s body that trapped behind the wheel.

Witnesses said two elephants were crossing the road when the accident happened. They waved at the driver to warn him to keep away from the animals but it was too dark for him to see it.

Officials from the national park and police tracked down the elephant involved in the crash and found it has injuries on its legs. They kept a close watch on the elephant overnight.

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