Unlicensed driver charged with culpable homicide over fatal Okakarara accident

31 Aug 2019 11:50am
OTJIWARONGIO, 31 AUG (NAMPA) - A 32-year-old man was charged with culpable homicide and operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license on Saturday morning after a vehicle he was allegedly driving was involved in a fatal accident on the Okakarara-Okondjatu gravel road.

Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an interview with Nampa on Saturday said the man was also charged for reckless and negligent driving.

Mbeha said that this suspected unlicensed driver allegedly operated a Toyota double cab on the C22 gravel road without a driving licence and at about 15 kilometres south of Okakarara, the vehicle overturned, killing a woman whose identity and age are still being established by NamPol.

“The driver also sustained serious injuries, and was medically treated at the Okakarara State Hospital,” said Mbeha.

In a separate road accident, an unidentified man also died instantly on the road between Outjo and Okaukuejo in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Mbeha said that the deceased was found thrown out of the vehicle which was reportedly stolen from the owner at a drinking spot in Outjo on Friday night.

“At about 05h30 on Saturday morning at some 20 kilometres north of Outjo, the vehicle which was reportedly stolen was found, but involved in an accident while the deceased male driver was lying next to it,” Mbeha said.

NamPol investigations in both cases continue.