Car chase: Thieves killed in collision

2010-11-23 00:00

FOUR people were killed in a head-on collision on Durban’s Old North Coast Road near Southgate in Phoenix in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It is alleged that car thieves collided with a security vehicle during a high-speed chase by police.

Police spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge said three occupants of the car were fleeing after they had tried to steal a car, when they collided with the security vehicle.

He said the accident happened as police were pursuing them.

“They sped off after police tried to arrest them.”

All three people in the car were burnt beyond recognition.

In the other vehicle, a security guard died.

Police have opened a case of culpable homicide and attempted theft of a vehicle.

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