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Seven perish in early morning head-on collision near Kareedouw

JUNE 19, 2017
Seven perish in early morning head-on collision near Kareedouw

Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a motor vehicle accident claimed seven lives on the N2 highway near Kareedouw on Monday.

"It is believed that at around 03:30, a silver Chevrolet Sonic traveling on the N2 highway from the Humansdorp side towards Stormsriver, and was overtaking another vehicle, when it collided with an oncoming vehicle, a white Volkswagen Polo," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli. 

"Five out of seven occupants in the Chevrolet died, and two out of three occupants died from the Polo."

Sgt Nkohli said that the three injured passengers were taken to Humansdorp hospital. 

The names of the deceased are withheld until their families are duly informed.