The driver, Sompong sae Bae (30), ran away from the scene of the accident. He has since been called to the police station for questioning and has not turned up. Police are right now in the process of attaining a warrant for his arrest.
Police will charge Sompong with reckless driving causing death and leaving the scene of an accident.
30 people were injured in the crash, and five were seriously injured. Three of the fatalities were adults. All were travelling with Ban Dong Lop School in Nakhon Ratchasima.