Johannesburg - A motorist who raced away while a policeman was in his car searching for drugs, killed them both when he crashed in Rosebank during a high-speed chase on Thursday, said police.
Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said two police officers stopped the Audi R8 and searched it.
When they found a small amount of dagga, the driver sped off with one police officer still inside the vehicle. The other policeman gave chase in the police van.
“The Audi driver lost control in Rosebank and hit a tree, a wall and a light pole,” said Dlamini.
The policeman and the motorist were declared dead at the scene.
Dlamini said the policeman's name would be released after his family had been informed. - Sapa