A local government vehicle caused an accident which left a woman dead and two other people injured in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on Tuesday.
At around 4 p.m. the Toyota Camry driven by Do Van Dec crashed into other vehicles at the intersection of Nam Ky Khoi Nghia and Ly Thuong Kiet Streets in My Tho Town, unleashing a chaotic scene.
Dec is a driver for the Tien Giang's Department of Finance.
The car collided with a fish-ball vendor on a tricycle and two motorbikes.
The female vendor and the drivers of the two motorbikes were rushed to hospital, where doctors pronounced the vendor dead.
The two other motorists sustained only minor injuries.
The crash left the Camry's front end completely smashed. According to eyewitnesses, Dec, the driver, exited the vehicle reeking of alcohol.
He fled the scene afterwards, but was later tracked down and arrested by police.
The department's director, Ho Kinh Kha, told the press the department had purchased the car from the Tien Giang Lottery Company.
Dec is being detained for further questioning.