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Despatch SAPS investigating culpable homicide following accident on R368

Sep 18, 2017
Despatch SAPS investigating culpable homicide following accident on R368

Police in Despatch are investigating a case of culpable homicide following a fatal accident involving two vehicles on Saturday night.

"It is alleged that two vehicles, a VW Jetta and VW Polo were travelling in opposite directions on the R368, Old Uitenhage Road at about 23:45 when they collided," described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

"The male driver of the VW Jetta and his male passenger were fatally injured in the accident and a third male passenger was transported to a local hospital.

"The three male occupants of the VW Polo were all admitted to hospitals in the area."

Captain Swart said that the exact circumstances surrounding the collision are not yet known.

"Local authorities attended to the scene and will conduct an investigation. 

"Names of the victims will only be released after formal identification was done by their next-of-kin," she added.