UK couple's round-the-world cycling quest ends in tragedy



Published — Monday 18 February 2013

Last update 18 February 2013 4:51 pm

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LONDON: Police say a British couple cycling around the world and chronicling their journey in a blog have been killed in a road accident in Thailand.
Peter Root and Mary Thompson died on Feb. 13 when they were hit by a pickup truck on a road east of Bangkok.
The couple, both 34 and from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, left Britain in July 2011 and have cycled through Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and China.
They had been posting photos and details of their trip on the website Two on Four Wheels.
Police Lt. Col. Supachai Luangsukcharoen said Monday the truck driver, 25-year-old Worapong Sangkhawat, was seriously injured in the crash.
He faces charges of causing death by dangerous driving, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail.

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