Cyclist run over on gravel road near Otavi

09 May 2019 09:50am
OTJIWARONGO, 09 MAY (NAMPA) – A 27-year-old man died instantly after he was run over by a vehicle on the Guinas gravel road between Otavi and Tsumeb on Wednesday.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Thursday the deceased was identified as Wilbard Shiweda from Farm Naomi in the Otavi district.
Shiweda’s next of kin have been informed, Mbeha said.
She explained that the victim allegedly fell from his bicycle while cycling as a pick-up approached.
“The vehicle ran over him as it was already close while he was still lying on the ground. He died on the spot,” Mbeha said.
A culpable homicide docket has been opened at the Otavi Police Station against the 54-year-old driver of the pick-up vehicle.
Police investigations continue.