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Woman who died in R72 accident identified, police investigating

Aug 19, 2019
Woman who died in R72 accident identified, police investigating

Port Alfred - Police have identified a woman, who was killed in a vehicle accident between Alexandria and Port Elizabeth on Monday morning.

"The victim in this morning's incident has been identified as 51-year-old Gerda Bence of East London," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"The management of the SAPS extend their sincere condolences to the bereaved family." 


Capt Govender said that a case of culpable homicide is being investigated following the accident.

"It is alleged that the deceased was travelling on the R72 towards Alexandria from Port Elizabeth when she lost control of her vehicle which left road and overturned," she said.

"There were three dogs with her of which two died and the third is in the care of the local SPCA."

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