Man and dog die in Tweni crash

2017-08-10 06:03
A reward is out for the safe return of missing dog, Snoopy. PHOTO: facebook

A reward is out for the safe return of missing dog, Snoopy. PHOTO: facebook

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A MAN and a dog were killed in an accident on the N2 near the Umzimkhulu bridge on the south-bound lane on Saturday.

Port Shepstone SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said when police arrived at the scene at 1am they found the vehicle overturned.

“The body of a male was found outside the vehicle. There were two dogs inside the vehicle and one was dead.

A culpable homicide docket was opened,” said Wiid, adding that it was reported that one dog was missing as there were three dogs in the vehicle.

Wiid said the following day a sedan collided with a minibus taxi and it was alleged that the driver of the sedan was looking for the missing dog.

“It is alleged that the driver of the minibus tried to swerve to avoid knocking the sedan, but it collided with the rear of the car.

“Two passengers in the taxi were seriously injured and 13 were slightly injured. A reckless and or negligent driving docket was opened,” said Wiid.

The search continues for the missing dog.

The fiancé of the deceased, who was in the UK at the time of the accident, Jessica French, identified the missing dog on Facebook as “Snoopy”.

“He is nine months old, white, one brown ear and one spotted ear, there is a reward being offered for his safe return. In this horrible time I know he needs to be found,” said Green.

The SPCA Lower South Coast, who were at the accident scene said the dog found at the scene, Diesel, was treated at their clinic for shock before being reunited with Green’s family.

“We are still doing our best to search for Snoopy. Jessica French, we are so sorry for you loss, sincere condolences to all concerned,” said SPCA marketing manager Madri Koen.

A WhatsApp group has been formed to help with the search and group admin Amanda de Billiers said they were doing everything they could to help find him.

“Because he is so traumatised he could be anywhere and it not a nice thing especially since the family has already gone through so much trauma,” said De Billiers.

To report information on Snoopy contact 082 300 2022, 082 924 9337 or 072 916 3783.

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