Man dies in horrific head on collision in Butterworth

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - OCTOBER 4, 2016

A head on collision between a  truck and a car left a 40 year-old man, the car driver, dead on Monday afternoon  along the N2 Highway near Yako Informal Settlement, Butterworth.

It is alleged that the truck was from the Dutywa direction while the car was coming from Butterworth

“Both vehicles had drivers only and the cause of the accident is not known but under investigation by Butterworth police,” said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

He added that the driver of the sedan car was certified dead on the scene and the jaws of life had to be used to remove his body while the truck driver managed to escape uninjured.

A case of culpable homicide has been opened for further investigation and the identity of the deceased will be revealed once his family has been informed of his death.