28 Jan 2019 08:40am
SWAKOPMUND, 28 JAN (NAMPA) An American national lost his life on the B2 main road after he lost control of the SUV vehicle he and three other passengers were travelling in on Sunday afternoon.
According to Namibian Police crime investigations coordinator for Erongo, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the travellers, all foreign nationals, were driving in a convoy of five vehicles, when the 35-year-old lost control of the car about 45 kilometres from Usakos towards Arandis, causing the car to overturn.
The driver died on the scene.
The accident happened around 13h30.
The three other occupants, an American and two Irish nationals, sustained serious injuries and were transported to the Swakopmund Cottage Hospital for medical treatment.
The deceased persons identity is known to the police, but cannot be revealed until his next of kin are traced.
His body has been taken to the Walvis Bay mortuary for a post-mortem to determine the exact cause of death.
In a separate incident, another male died in a motor vehicle accident, after the car he was driving collided into oncoming traffic at the Afrodite Beach area, while headed to Walvis Bay from Swakopmund Saturday night.
According to the police, the deceased, who was alone in his pick-up truck, lost control of his vehicle which then collided into an oncoming SUV after he managed to get it back on the road.
The driver of the SUV sustained serious injuries while three other occupants in the car escaped with minor injuries.
The deceased was yet to be identified.