One person died and three others were seriously injured on Tuesday morning after two trucks collided at Chyulu Hills on the Nairobi - Mombasa highway.
A lorry ferrying LPG gas collided with another one which was carrying a 40 feet container at Chyulu Hills area causing fire from the leaking gas tank.
The three were taken to hospitals in Voi and Kibwezi townships, according to Makueni County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim.
The 2am accident occurred after the driver of a gas tanker tried to overtake and collided head-on with on oncoming truck, igniting a fire from the leaking gas tanker.
The accident caused a blockade on the busy road, prompting the police to advise motorists to avoid the road.
"Meanwhile, efforts are being made to clear the scene and open up the road".
"We caution members of the public using the road to expect delays and obey instructions from the Police diverting traffic".
"Motorists from Nairobi heading to Mombasa have been advised to divert at Emali and take the Loitoktok- Taveta Road then head to Voi while those travelling from Mombasa to Nairobi should divert at Voi and take the Taveta- Loitoktok- Emali Road to Nairobi", he stated. Those traveling from Mombasa to Nairobi to divert at Voi and take Taveta- Loitoktok- Emali Road to Nairobi, " said the National Police Service.