Four killed in horrific accident
GRAAFF-REINET — A horri¿c accident outside Graaff-reinet claimed the lives of four people on Saturday morning, September 23.
Police spokesperson, W/O Gerrie van Rooyen reports that a minibus was transporting Thursday 28 September, 2017 mourners from the Western Cape to a funeral in Butterworth, when just after 06:00, it collided with a truck 34 kilometers outside Graaff-reinet on the N9 to Middelburg.
According to Van Rooyen, three sisters from one family died on impact while the husband of one of the sisters also succumbed to his injuries on the scene.
A number of other passengers sustained less serious injuries and received treatment at the Midlands Hospital in Graaff-reinet.
The circumstances which led to the accident is still unclear and the police are investigating a case of culpable homicide.
The driver of the minibus sustained minor injuries while the truck driver escaped without injury. The names of the deceased are withheld pending further investigation.
The wreckage of the taxi in which four people lost their lives on Saturday.