NaTiS employee dies in train-vehicle collision at Okahandja

29 Dec 2017 11:50am
OTJIWARONGO, 29 DEC (NAMPA) - An employee of the Namibia Traffic Information System (NaTiS) died at Okahandja on Thursday after he allegedly failed to stop at a railway crossing and a passenger train drove into his pick-up.
The train drove into Raul Roberto Daniels’ pick-up at around 22h30.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha confirmed the collision in an interview with Nampa on Friday.
Mbeha said the 35-year-old Daniels was alone.
“He was driving from the side of the location to town, while the train was travelling from south to north,” she said.
The slowly moving passenger train pushed the pick-up for some distance.
Daniels sustained serious injuries and died in hospital at Okahandja shortly after the accident.
The 47-year-old train operator and his passengers were unhurt.
Daniels’ next of kin have been informed of his death and a case of culpable homicide has been opened at Okahandja.
Police investigations continue.