Police investigate culpable homicide after fatal accident claimed nine lives

POLOKWANE - The South African Police Service in Zebediela outside Mokopane are investigating a case of culpable homicide which occurred last night on the 24th August 2019 at about 20h30 along the R579 road near Rafiri village.

It is alleged that a Nissan bakkie was overtaking another motor vehicle when it collided head on with a Toyota Quantum. Subsequently, another Toyota Quantum and a Mercedes Benz sedan were also involved.

During this collision, seven people died instantly, two were certified dead on arrival at the hospital, bringing the total number of people who perished to nine (09) and 27 sustained serious injuries and they were taken to different hospitals for medical treatment.

The process of identifying the deceased is still underway.

Police investigations continue.

Source: South African Police Service