Two killed in drunk driving incident

09 July 2018 | Accidents

A case of culpable homicide, drunken driving, as well as reckless and negligent driving, has been reported to the Walvis Bay police station after a 30-year-old man, who was under the influence of alcohol, caused two deaths when he ignored a red traffic light in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to the police’s crime investigation coordinator in the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the incident occurred when a silver Isuzu double cab bakkie, carrying two occupants including the driver, was travelling along Nangolo Mbumba Street and the driver ignored the red traffic light, crashing into a white sedan taxi which had three occupants including the driver.

Two passengers in the taxi died at the scene.

The victims were identified as Francisco Fernandez Martinez Pacco (54) and Petronella Amanda Nyambe (39), while the taxi driver Daniel Julius (31) sustained minor injuries.

“The driver of the Isuzu double cab bakkie was arrested and is admitted at the Walvis Bay State Hospital with minor injuries under police guard. His 31-year-old female passenger was only treated for shock,” said Iikuyu.

The next of kin of the deceased were informed.

The police investigation continues.

ADOLF KAURE

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