Police investigating culpable homicide following a single motor vehicle accident

NAMAKGALE: The police in Namakgale outside Phalaborwa are investigating a case of culpable homicide following a single motor vehicle accident along the R71 between Phalaborwa and Gravelote Road yesterday on 2018-03-10.

It is alleged that a Toyota Etios was travelling along this road just outside Namakgale when the driver lost control of this vehicle and hit a tree alongside the road. According to information the occupants in the vehicle were enroute to attend a wedding in Nkowankowa outside Tzaneen.

During this accident, three occupants who are twins, aged 05 years (boy and girl) and a 46 year old woman died instantly. Five others including a driver were taken to hospital with serious injuries for medical treatment.

The cause of this accident is not clear at this stage but the Police investigations will tell.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

Source: South African Police Service