Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a fatal accident on the R524 between Louis Trichardt and Thohoyandou in which three persons, a husband and wife and one other person died yesterday (Wednesday).
Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe indicated that a Mazda sedan and an Isuzu bakkie were travelling in the same direction and allegedly collided at a point where the double lane narrows to one lane only causing them to land in front of an oncoming truck.
The husband and wife, who were travelling in the Mazda, were declared dead on the scene while a passenger of the bakkie succumbed to his injuries underway way to hospital.
Four other occupants of the bakkie, including the driver, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Ngoepe said the names of the victims will only be released once their next of kin have been informed.
Story: RC Myburgh