Second passenger dies after V&A accident

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Cape Town - A second passenger involved in the horror crash at the V&A Waterfront 10 days ago, in which a 19-year-old lost her life, has also died.

Georgina Moreland was killed in the early hours of December 9, when the car she was in smashed into a tree in Dock Road.

Provincial police spokesman Warrant Officer November Filander confirmed on Wednesday that a second passenger, 22-year-old Rohan Roodt, had died in hospital on Tuesday “after he did not recover from his injuries”.

Filander said a case of culpable homicide was being investigated. The driver was also reported to have been seriously hurt.

It is believed that the dead were part of a group of friends that had been out for the night.

The collision occurred at about 2.40am in Dock Road at the V&A Waterfront close to the One&Only hotel.

Moreland’s mother and sister have been struggling to come to terms with the loss.

Moreland matriculated with six distinctions at St Cyprians High School, enjoyed horse riding and was popular socially, her family said.

Moreland’s mother, Louise Raynor, said she was angry with the driver.

Moreland was set to travel from the Waterfront to Camps Bay with a friend but opted to go in the BMW instead, said Raynor.

“She definitely got in because of the fancy car,” said Raynor.

Raynor said she rang her daughter’s cellphone soon after 5am on December 9 when she had not returned home.

A police officer answered her daughter’s phone and she thought “the children were in trouble”.

Moreland had a private cremation last Wednesday, but hundreds of her friends had gathered at Llandudno beach where they sang songs to remember her.

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