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PE taxi driver arrested for jumping red robot and killing female Atlas Security personnel

By Jesica Slabbert - Jan 29, 2019
PE taxi driver arrested for jumping red robot and killing female Atlas Security personnel

Port Elizabeth-based private security company, Atlas Security, on Tuesday said that it learnt with great sadness the passing of two of their female members on Monday afternoon in a car accident.

It was reported that three Atlas Security members had been involved in a motor vehicle accident on Monday afternoon.

"Two members, Micayla Victor and Celine De Ridder passed away at the scene, while the third member, Juanita De Villiers was admitted to hospital," the company said.

Taxi driver arrested for fleeing scene of accident

A 28 year-old taxi driver has since been arrested by police after allegedly fleeing the scene of the accident.

The company said that it is alleged that the taxi driver went through a red light in Kempston Road before hitting the light vehicle, which the three members were driving in.

“The Atlas Security family sends our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of these two special ladies. And pray for the speedy recovery of the Juanita,” said Atlas Security.

De Villiers was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.

"Atlas Security will be providing assistance to law enforcement as they investigate the accident."

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