Man dies, three in hospital after collision outside Otjiwarongo

22 Dec 2014 10:32am
OTJIWARONGO, 22 DEC (NAMPA) – A 34-year-old man died instantly after the Toyota Celica sedan he was driving collided head-on with a Government-owned pick-up vehicle on Sunday evening on the Otjiwarongo-Okahandja road.
The Isuzu pick-up belongs to the Office of the Auditor-General.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations Officer, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha said two people, including the driver, were in the black Toyota Celica with a Windhoek registration.
“The government vehicle also had two occupants, including the driver,” she said.
The police spokesperson said the deceased man’s name is known, but cannot be revealed as his next of kin are yet to be informed.
Three people sustained serious injuries and were admitted to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital that same Sunday evening.
Mbeha told Nampa in an interview on Monday that the accident occurred shortly after 23h00 on Sunday evening, approximately 54 kilometres outside Otjiwarongo on the way to Okahandja in the Otjozondjupa Region.
She said the police’s preliminary investigations indicate that the Toyota Celica was coming from the direction of Okahandja to Otjiwarongo.
“It is alleged that the driver of the sedan overtook a truck and collided with the oncoming Government Isuzu, which was driving from Otjiwarongo,” said the police officer.
Mbeha again strongly urged motorists to be vigilant on the road and to drive 120 kilometres per hour in order to avoid these types of crashes.