Two people die in accident outside Otjiwarongo
01 Jul 2017 15:40pm
OTJIWARONGO, 01 JUL (NAMPA) - Two men aged 36 and 21 years died instantly when their vehicles collided head-on outside Otjiwarongo Friday night.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha on Saturday told Nampa in an interview the accident occurred at around 22h20 some 12 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo.
It is believed that the accident involved illegal overtaking.
It was a fatal collision involving four vehicles. Two drivers died on the spot due to the severe impact, Mbeha said.
The deceased persons are yet to be identified.
The 21-year-old man was alone in a white sedan, while the 36-year-old was in a red sports utility vehicle (SUV).
It is alleged the SUV was followed by two other vehicles from the direction of Okahandja towards Otjiwarongo, while the white sedan and two other cars were headed in the opposite direction.
As a result of the head-on collision, the two vehicles behind the SUV drove into each other in a chain collision.
The 40-year-old driver of one of these two vehicles sustained serious head injuries.
Mbeha said two other occupants of the SUV were also injured - a 46-year-old man sustained slight head injuries, while a 38-year-old woman fractured her right leg.
All injured parties were taken to the Otjiwarongo State Hospital and two of them were transferred to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital in Windhoek in critical condition.
A culpable homicide case has been opened at the Otjiwarongo Police Station.
Police investigations in the matter continue.