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Culpable homicide probe after 4 killed in horror De Doons truck crash on N1

Published Nov 8, 2021


CAPE TIMES: Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide following an accident on the N1 in the direction of De Doorns from Worcester, claiming the lives of four people.

Police spokesperson FC Van Wyk said the accident on Friday was reported at 5:40pm at N1 road Kanetvlei , Sandhills, De Doorns.

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’’According to reports a truck was driving with two trailers on the N1 Road in the direction towards Touwsriver when this accident occurred with a taxi,” Van Wyk said.

A man in his seventies and a woman in her mid thirties died on the scene while 12 others were injured.

“Two of the passengers died on the scene and was removed from the scene by Forensic Pathology Services Worcester. Twelve passengers of the taxi as well as the driver sustained multiple injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The driver of the truck was unharmed. Two other passengers, one male and one female, later died in Hospital. The taxi which was involved in the accident is a Toyota Quantum.”

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The provincial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) confirmed the deaths.

“We can confirm that there are now a total of four deceased patients and one patient who is in critical condition at Tygerberg Hospital. The patients sustained injuries when a taxi allegedly overtook a truck that was in the same lane. Unfortunately, the taxi drove into the side of the truck whilst attempting to get back into the left lane,” EMS spokesperson, Deanna February said.

They extended their condolences to the family of the deceased.

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Anyone with information about the accident is requested to contact the Investigation Officer Detective Sergeant Mjila on 079 894 0169 or 023 356 4046 alternatively Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Cape Times