Culpable homicide probe after six killed in crash

2016-12-10 18:42
The accident scene on the N1 near Mookgophong in Limpopo. (Netwerk24)

The accident scene on the N1 near Mookgophong in Limpopo. (Netwerk24)

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Limpopo – Police are investigating a culpable homicide case after six people were killed in a collision in Mookgopong in Limpopo on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the crash happened earlier on Saturday at 09:45.

He said it was alleged that a bus suffered mechanical faults while being driven, the driver then lost control of it and it started swerving in a zigzag.

“Two cars tried to avoid colliding with it, unfortunately they collided head-on with each other killing six people instantly and injuring two,” he said.

A Mercedes Benz sedan and a VW Polo were involved in the collision.

He said the three occupants in the VW Polo were all identified.

“In the Mercedes Benz there were five occupants including a driver, three died instantly and two were injured.”

He said those killed were in their 40s and had not yet been identified.

“(The) unknown deceased were searched as part of the efforts to get anything which can assist us in their identification.”

He said after finding cellphones officers tried calling the contact numbers listed on them.

“We are not successful because the recipients are dropping our calls even though we identified ourselves as police,” Ngoepe said.

Anyone with information about those killed in the crash may call Captain Mape Modiba at the Mookgopong police station on 082 443 8911.

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