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Man dies after car hits horse on Wednesday night

May 17, 2018
Man dies after car hits horse on Wednesday night

Ngqamakwe police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a man died following an accident on Wednesday.

"The investigation comes after a Polo Vivo, which was travelling from Nqamakwe to Butterworth, allegedly collided with a horse at Mantshontshweni locality along R409 road, just outside Ngqamakwe at about 23:00," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"Two men were travelling with the car.

"A 45-year-old driver was injured and taken to hospital whilst the passenger died on the scene."

He said that the identity of the passenger cannot be revealed, at this stage, until his next of kin has been informed of his death.

"Police are warning drivers to be cautious when on the roads especially at night."