Four people perished, and four others were seriously injured after the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a lorry at Stima area along the Narok Mai Mahiu road.
The Narok East Police Commander Mwenda Muthamia confirmed the 8 pm accident, saying the matatu which was part of the Narok Line Sacco was en route Nairobi.
The lorry was trying to overtake on high speed before meeting the matatu head-on and caused instant death of the four individuals.
Additionally, he confirmed that at the time of the accident, the driver had eight passengers on board. The driver was among the people who perished.
The other four passengers suffered severe injuries and are currently undergoing treatment at the Narok County Referral Hospital.
The police boss said the lorry driver reported the incident at Ntulele police station, but he escaped before he was arrested.
The wreckage from the lorry and matatu was taken to the Ntulele police station for further investigation.
According to Mr Muthamia, the Narok-Mai Mahiu road has become a black spot, especially the Ntulele area.
The sub-county commander has urged all motorists to drive with caution because they have experienced many accidents in the past few months.
Following the Wednesday night accident, Muthamia has issued a stern warning to motorists committing traffic offences.
“If motorists take heed to traffic rules, especially overspeeding on steep areas, we will avoid all accidents,” said Muthamia.
According to the National Transport and Safety Authority and the National Police Service documented statistics, most accidents emanate from overspeeding and drunken driving.