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Despatch police investigating case of culpable homicide after accident

May 5, 2018
Despatch police investigating case of culpable homicide after accident

Police in Despatch are investigating a case of culpable homicide following an accident at about 04:00 on Saturday morning.

"It is alleged that the driver of a Volvo vehicle was travelling in the Main Road towards Botha Street, Despatch when he allegedly lost control over the vehicle and it overturned," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

"The driver, a 29-year-old male passed away soon afterwards.

"The two passengers that were also in the vehicle sustained injuries and were taken for medical treatment."

Police investigations are continuing.

The name of the deceased will be released after his next-of-kin was informed.