Woman found dead hours after motor vehicle accident on R37
MBOMBELA - The mother of the women who tragically lost her life in a car crash on Sunday night, has shared her devastation at the loss of her eldest daughter, her “miracle baby”.
Rouxlé Bezuidenhout (29) and her fiancé, Stephan Kühn (38), had been travelling along the Sabie/Lydenburg Road (R37) on August 7 when the crash occurred. It is unclear how the accident happened, however it is thought that the car had rolled multiple times before coming to land upright in some bush, some distance off the road.
When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene at 21:30, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said Kühn was discovered sitting
near the vehicle and had moderate injuries. Bezuidenhout was still missing. Bezuidenhout’s mom, Suzette Koen, said paramedics called her at around 23:00, informing her of the accident and that her daughter had not yet been found.
“I was just so shocked. I spent the whole night just praying on my knees, waiting for them to call back saying they had found her,” said Koen.
“The next morning, I was told a search party had been sent out and she had been discovered, but hadn't made it.
“We didn't know what happened. We still don't know what happened, but it doesn't matter because it will not bring my daughter back.”
Koen said she had chatted to Kühn's mother on Tuesday and that he should be discharged from the hospital soon. He will, however, need to have a few operations going forward as a result of the crash.
“Rouxlé was my miracle baby,” said a devastated Koen.
“I couldn't fall pregnant and after trying the artificial insemination process for five years, I finally fell pregnant with five babies. At 20 weeks, I had a miscarriage and lost four of them. Only Rouxlé survived. The doctors referred to her as 'the miracle baby’.” “Rouxlé was funny, outgoing, outspoken and
I was just so shocked.
I spent the whole night just praying on my knees, waiting for them to call back saying they had found her
was always laughing. She was always helping people.”
Koen said Rouxlé has two young children (seven and four) from a previous marriage and that she loved her sons very much.
The grieving mother added that Bezuidenhout had met Kühn about a year and half ago and had been living with him in the Brondal area ever since.
“They were so happy. He loved my daughter and grandkids and we had the privileges of meeting him at the end of June when they both came to visit us in Jeffreys Bay,” she said.
Bezuidenhout is survived by her mother, father, two younger sisters and two sons.
“We spoke to each other every single day and I will miss our calls very much. God needed my daughter more than I did.”