Probe into police van which hit cyclists

2012-01-03 09:23
Hendry Raats and Thereza Kruger, who were killed when a police van hit their tandem bicycle near Alberton. (Beeld)

Hendry Raats and Thereza Kruger, who were killed when a police van hit their tandem bicycle near Alberton. (Beeld)

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Johannesburg - A case of culpable homicide is being investigated after a police van hit and killed two cyclists, according to a report on Tuesday.

Beeld newspaper identified the cyclists, who were on a tandem bicycle, as Hendry Raats, 53, a manager at Sasol, and Thereza Kruger, 48, an accountant. Both were from Alberton, south of Johannesburg.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Happy Nape said the police van was from the Kliprivier police station. Its station commander, Superintendent Eddie Bennett, said: "We are investigating a case of culpable homicide."

The accident happened on the R550 in Kliprivier on Monday.

Kruger is survived by her husband and three children, aged 28, 25 and 17, while Raats, who is divorced, is survived by two sons in their 20s.

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