Footballer among weekend crash casualties

A footballer for former premier league side Young Chiefs is among the casualties from road accidents over the weekend.

23 March 2021 | Accidents

NAMPA







ONGWEDIVA

Five people died on Saturday night when their car crashed into a barricade near the Bahnhof railway, situated 30km east of Rehoboth.

Two people escaped with serious injuries, Hardap regional police chief, Commissioner Eric Clay, said. The deceased's bodies were burnt beyond recognition.

It is feared that among those who perished in the accident is a well-known Rehoboth-born chartered accountant, whose name cannot be revealed pending police confirmation of all victims’ identities.

Three perish in Oshikoto

In another accident, police in Oshikoto Region have opened a culpable homicide case after three people, including Young Chiefs footballer Erick Natangwe Alweendo, died in a road crash that occurred on the Oshivelo-Tsumeb main road at around 08h50 on Friday.

Police commander in the region, Commissioner Armas Shivute, confirmed the crash to Nampa in a telephonic interview on Saturday.

He said two vehicles travelling from opposite directions were involved in the crash, which occurred some 30 kilometres from Oshivelo.

According to Shivute, the vehicles are a white station wagon bought from Pupkewitz Toyota in Tsumeb to be delivered to the owner and a privately-owned black seven-seater sedan travelling.

The Oshikoto police commander said the station wagon, driven by 29-year-old Gordon Cecil Gurirab and his passenger Alweendo (31), hit a kudu and collided head-on with the sedan driven by 56-year-old Josef Edward.

Shivute said that the trio died on the spot and their next of kin have been informed. Police investigations continue.

- Additional information by Namibian Sun

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