Culpable Homicide case opened following collision with police vehicle transporting prisoners from court

The police are investigating a culpable homicide case following vehicle collision on 23 October on the M1 road near Athol Oakland off ramp.

It is alleged that, a driver of a Ford Ranger bakkie lost control of the vehicle amid a road rage incident with another vehicle causing him to collide with a police vehicle transporting prisoners from court.

The police bakkie had eight male prisoners, two female prisoners and the driver. Three male prisoners, one female prisoner and driver (police officer) were declared dead on the scene while other victims including the driver of the Ford Ranger were taken to hospital with injuries.

A case of culpable homicide is opened for further investigations.

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