Igwe Ezeugwu Ugwuoke of Agbamere clan in Eha-Alumona in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State died in auto crash on Tuesday.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu State, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed this in a statement released in Enugu on Tuesday.
Amaraizu said the fatal accident happened on Tuesday at about 2.55pm.
It involved a water tanker with registration number XA 405 ENU and one of the official cars of the traditional rulers.
Amaraizu said: “There was a head on collision between his Hyundai Elantra car with registration number HRH 183 ENU and the said water tanker.
“The royal father was coming from Odenigbo road to Total Round-about in Nsukka where he allegedly veered off his lane and reportedly collided with an on-coming water tanker.
“He (the royal father) was rushed to Bishop Shanaham Hospital, Nsukka where he was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.”
The statement said that the body of the royal father had been deposited in the same hospital’s mortuary.
It stated: “The police have already started investigation into the accident.”