The governor and his convoy were returning from the meeting of the Niger Delta Coastal States in Warri, jointly convened by E.K. Clark and Okowa, around 5-6 pm when the accident happened.
It was gathered that some journalists in the convoy of the governor narrowly escaped death during the accident but sustained severe injuries. The driver of the vehicle, whose name was given as Isaac, was also injured in the accident.
Narrating the incident to SR, a government house staff who was in the convoy said while returning from Warri after the event, the government house press crew bus in the governor's convoy that was carrying journalists and cameramen rammed into the elderly man who was driving a pickup vehicle.
According to the source, the elderly man was rushed to Abraka Hospital and then referred back to a hospital in Asaba where he died following shortage of blood and severe injuries.