One person died on the spot near Maungu, along the Mombasa- Nairobi highway after the car he was driving was involved in a road accident on Sunday evening.
The man who was alone in the BMW make vehicle was heading to Nairobi from Mombasa.
He was trying to overtake two trailers travelling to the same side before he was involved in a head on collision with a Mash Poa bus ferrying passengers from Nairobi to Mombasa.
The private car has been written off following the impact.
The accident triggered major snarl up along the busy Mombasa-Nairobi highway between MacKinon road and Miasenyi areas.
The body of the deceased has been taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Voi, Taita Taveta county.
The vehicles have been towed to Voi police station.
Police have launched investigations on the cause of the accident.