Three persons died on the spot after two long trailers collided at Osino on the Accra-Kumasi highway Wednesday dawn.
One trailer with registration number GN 2487-11 was conveying bags of cement from Accra to Navrongo, while the other with registration number GM 6453-12 was from Kumasi heading the Accra direction.
Residents say they only heard a loud sound from the trailer with the cement only to realize his tire had burst and the driver was unable to control his steering wheel, resulting in a head-on collision.
Parts of the two vehicles were mangled beyond recognition after the accident.
Two bodies were retrieved but the third was still trapped five hours after the accident.
Personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service and the National Ambulance Service with the help of residents tried hard to retrieve the dead body trapped in the vehicle.
A survivor, a mate on one of the trailers, was sent to the Osino Health Center for treatment.
He is unable to tell how the incident occurred because he was asleep.