Windhoek resident dies in accident outside Okahandja

10 Jan 2017 07:40am
OTJIWARONGO, 10 JAN (NAMPA) - A 67-year-old man died instantly Monday afternoon on Okahandja-Karibib road after he lost control over a sedan vehicle he was driving and hit a tree.
The accident occurred at about 19H10.
The deceased has been identified as John Reinhardt Pesca from Windhoek’s Suiderhof Surbub.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Head of Operations in the Otjozondjupa Region, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb on Wednesday told Nampa that Pesca was traveling with two family members at the time of accident.
Khairabeb said a green Hyundai Elantra the Pesca family members were traveling in was driving from the direction of Karibib towards Okahandja in the Otjozondjupa Region.
At approximately 16 kilometres west of Okahandja, it is alleged Pesca lost control over his vehicle, causing it to veer off the road and crashing into a tree next to the road.
“Pesca died on the spot,” said Khairabeb.
An unidentified 66-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy who were with him in the vehicle escaped the accident unhurt.
Police investigations in the matter continue.