The spokesman of the state police command, Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Saturday that the incident occurred on Friday in the Ugwuoba community located on the Oji-River-Enugu highway.
Amaraizu said a motorcyclist, who was later identified as Jonathan Madu, died in the accident.
“It was gathered that the trailer conveying cows skidded off its lane and crushed to death the motorcyclist who was on the other lane.
“Following the incident, the driver of the said trailer was said to have taken to his heels.
“But the early arrival of police operatives of the Oji-River Division helped in dousing the tension at the accident scene as both the motorcycle and parts of the trailer were already burning,’’ he said.