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Port Alfred police identify victims of fatal R72 head-on collision

May 13, 2019
Port Alfred police identify victims of fatal R72 head-on collision

Eye-witness report said one vehicle in the accident sideswepted his car before head-on collision

Port Alfred - Police have identified the three people, who were fatally wounded in an accident that happened on the R72 from Port Alfred towards Port Elizabeth.

They were formally identified as:- 

1. Ryan Bryne - male, aged 19;
2. Beulah Booysen - female, aged 87; and
3. Andrew Peter Turnbull - male, aged 42.

The initial police report had said that a case of culpable homicide was under investigation following a fatal crash that killed two and seriously injured another person.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender, the incident took place after 14:30 on Sunday on the R72, just 10kms outside Port Alfred towards Port Elizabeth.

Captain Mali Govender said that according to an eyewitness, who was travelling towards Port Elizabeth, a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction had sideswiped the rear right of his vehicle when it passed and thereafter collided with another vehicle that was following his vehicle (driving towards Port Elizabeth).

She had said that two people died on the scene whilst a third was transported to hospital in a serious condition.

"Details of how the accident took place is being investigated," Capt Govender said.

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