21-year-old actress Natnicha killed in car crash

Former child actress Natnicha In Cherdchubupagaree, 21, died on Saturday morning (April 7) after her BMW car crashed into a roadside tree on the Kanchanapisek western ring road in Bang Pa-in district of Ayutthaya province.

Natnicha drove in her SUV bearing Bangkok licence plate 5?? 5248 ??? on the outbound traffic of the western ring road heading for Bang Pa-in interchange when it suddenly skidded and ran out of the road just before arriving at the flyover crossing the Chiang Rak railway station.

The car crashed into a roadside tree killing her at the wheel.

Rescuers arriving at the scene had to break open the door of the severely damaged car to pull the trapped body of a woman out.

Rescuers later checked the identification card of the victim and found she was Natnicha, a former child and teen actress who is now a celebrity with beauty business.

Police said the accident happened while there was rain and it was likely possible that the slippery road surface might be a cause for the car to skid and run off the road.

Her body was later sent to Thammasat University hospital in Pathum Thani for autopsy.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)