Three people die in collision outside Grootfontein

06 Oct 2014 14:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 06 OCT (NAMPA) – Three people succumbed to their injuries at the Grootfontein State Hospital on Sunday after two vehicles collided outside Grootfontein
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations’ Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Monday that a Toyota Corolla with an Otjiwarongo registration was driving towards Grootfontein from the direction of Otavi.
A Volkswagen Jetta with a Walvis Bay registration number plate had been driving in the opposite direction.
The driver of the Corolla allegedly overtook another vehicle, and collided head-on with the oncoming Jetta.
The driver of the Corolla, Elias Hawala Hamutenya, 34, and his passengers Benjamin Munongwe, 34, and Ronel Emerencia Hei-Oses, 33, died at the Grootfontein State Hospital upon arrival on Sunday afternoon.
Their next of kin have already been informed.
Mbeha said there were seven occupants in the Corolla, including the driver and a four-year-old girl.
The other four passengers sustained slight to serious injuries.
By Monday morning, they were all still in the Grootfontein State Hospital, and in stable conditions.
The five occupants of the Jetta which was coming from Rundu in the Kavango East Region to Windhoek, escaped the accident unhurt.
They were treated for shock at the hospital, and later discharged, Mbeha stated.
Police investigations into the matter continue.