CAR CHASE LEADS TO CULPABLE HOMICIDE AND RECOVERY OF ILLICIT CIGARETTES

LIMPOPO – Members of the Highway Patrol Unit were this morning at around 08h00, allegedly chasing a Toyota Quantum that was being driven recklessly along the Polokwane by-pass.

The vehicle joined the R37 road towards Burgersfort and immediately after passing Polokwane Smelters, the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with three other vehicles traveling towards Polokwane. The Quantum was transporting illicit cigarettes.

The driver of one of the vehicles died on the scene. His wife, the suspect who is a foreign national and the occupants of the other two vehicles, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Cases of Culpable homicide and possession of illicit cigarettes have been opened and police investigations are continuing.