The 24-year-old man survived being killed
Yasin Nyombi, 24, was mobbed and beaten severely by an angry mob along Iganga-Jinja Highway.
Area residents have accused the youths of having a habit of stealing from passengers involved in accidents along the highway.
The accident killed 7 people and about 10 sustained serious injuries when two vehicles collided head-on.
Bodies fell out of the passenger vehicle when after the entire roof blew off.
The preliminary report shows that the accident was a result of over-speeding and reckless driving.