The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC has explained that the Minister of State for Labour and Employment James Ocholi (SAN), wife and son died on Sunday in a motoring accident due to burst tyre.

Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Kaduna Sector Command ACM Victor Nwokolo said the accident occurred when the tyre of the Lexus SUV they were traveling in got bust, causing the vehicle to somersault.

The minister was travelling to Abuja from Kogi when the tyre got burst on Kaduna/Abuja Road and the three occupants in the car perished in the fatal accident.

The minister and his son, Aaron died on the spot while the wife, Blessing died in the National Hospital, Kaduna shortly after she was rushed down there.

However, the accident, which occurred at Rijana, Kilometre 57 on the highway left the driver, the chief detail, the orderly and the P.A (Personal Assistant ) seriously injured.

Ocholi hailed from Ogbabede/Abocho in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State and became a minister under President Mohammadu Buhari.