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Five killed in N2 highway accident between Thornhill and Jeffreys Bay

Oct 3, 2019
Five killed in N2 highway accident between Thornhill and Jeffreys Bay

Humansdorp - The South African Police Service in Thornhill are investigating a case of culpable homicide following a fatal motor vehicle collision between three vehicles, in which five people were killed. 

"It is alleged that a truck with a trailer and two vehicles (a white Nissan Livina and silver Honda CRV) collided on the N2 highway, between Thornhill and Jeffreys Bay (Humansdorp area), at about  20:00, on Wednesday night," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

"The circumstances surrounding the accident is not clear at this stage and it is under investigation. 

"The Nissan Livina had four occupants in the vehicle (a male driver (51), two females (ages 40 and 45) and a 5-year-old girl."

She said that all four passed on at the scene.  

"The 73-year-old male driver of the silver Honda was swung out of his vehicle during impact and the vehicle burned out on the scene."

Capt Swart said that the names of the deceased will be released after their next-of-kin have been informed.

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