A 40-year-old man died in a car accident on his way to his wedding reception in Fumesua, Ashanti Region.
The event happened on Sunday, after the wedding ceremony had taken place earlier in the day.
According to authorities, Mohammed Zakari Babangida, the groom, lost control of his Ford vehicle and drove off his lane, landing in a ditch.
“A Ford Escape with the registration number AS-3222-21 was involved in an accident.” They were driving from Ejisu’s Bomfa to Kumasi’s direction.
“When we arrived at Fumesua, a portion of the road, the information we obtained indicated that the driver of the Ford Escape was speeding, and as a result, he lost control of the steering wheel, hit a nearby culvert, and landed in a ditch,” said Ejisu District MTTD Commander.
The groom, who was driving the vehicle, was in critical condition and was brought to the hospital, but died shortly after, according to ASP Francis Mireku.
The other four passengers were injured and are undergoing treatment.
According to Citi News in Accra, the bride passed out after hearing the news on Sunday, but recovered consciousness later that day.
When the news broke, a sister of the deceased became unconscious for a short time.
Some family members were taken aback by the news.
According to them, a groomsman was driving at the time of the accident until the dead took over immediately before the collision.
In accordance with Islamic tradition, the deceased has subsequently been buried.