73-year-old dies in police car crash

2015-10-28 21:07
(Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Cape Town - A 73-year-old man died after his car and a police vehicle collided in Durbanville, Cape Town on Wednesday, police said. 

Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said the man, who was driving a Mercedes Benz, died on the scene. Two people in the police car were admitted to hospital. 

A culpable homicide case was opened. 

Eyewitness News reported that the police vehicle was in a high-speed chase with members of the so-called "Crowbar gang" at the time of the accident. 

The Durbanville Community Policing Forum's Marita Senekal expressed the forum's condolences to the family of the man. 

"We are waiting for the official investigation to continue. Once the results of that investigation are released, we will be able to comment," she said.

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