31 Dec 2014 11:30am
HENTIES BAY, 31 DEC (NAMPA) The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has released the names of the six people - three German tourists and three Namibians - who died in a head-on collision near Henties Bay on Monday.
The deceased tourists are Marcus Walter Helmut Joschko, 48, his wife Stephanie Dorothea Schemick-Joschko, 49, and daughter Alexandra Marlene Joschko, 19.
The Namibian citizens are Dina Pretorius, 30, from Gobabis, Charlene Schoombe, 24, from Windhoek and Jan Carel Horn, 26, also from Windhoek.
According to a police incident, the German couple were both medical doctors by profession.
NamPols Crime Investigations Coordinator in the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa said the couples second daughter, Antonia Klara Joschko, 16, survived the accident and is in a stable condition at the Welwitschia Hospital in Walvis Bay.
She will soon be flown back home to Germany for further medical attention, she told Nampa.
Police report that a Ford Ranger bakkie, in which the tourists were travelling, collided with a Toyota FJ Cruiser, which burst into flames on impact.
There were four people in each vehicle. The driver of the Cruiser Jandre Dippenaar (age unknown) survived serious injuries after he was rescued from the burning vehicle. He is now receiving treatment in Windhoek, said Kashuupulwa.