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The SAPS Kathu is investigating a case of Culpable Homicide after a fatal accident occurred on 31 May 2017 at about 05:00 at the intersection of Hendrick Van Eck Street and the R380 Deben route near Kathu Village Mall. The collision occurred between a Volvo Truck and two taxis - a Mercedes Benz Sprinter and a Toyota Quantum. Allegedly the truck was travelling from the the industrial area on its way to Deben. The Mercedes Sprinter was stationary at the traffic lights. While the lights turned red for the Toyota Quantum, the Mercedes Sprinter, coming from the direction of Mapoteng, allegedly skipped the red light and collided with the truck. One of the passengers passed away on the scene and 15 persons were injured. The investigation officer in the case is De-tective Warrant Officer Bennie Fourie of SAPS Kathu. The Kathu Gazette has learnt that, according to unconfirmed reports, more injured have died since due to their injuries.
lights turned red for the Toyota Quantum, the Mercedes Sprinter, coming from the direction of Mapoteng, allegedly skipped the red light and collided with the truck. One of the passengers passed away on the scene and 15 persons were injured. The investigation officer in the case is De-tective Warrant Officer Bennie Fourie of SAPS Kathu. The Kathu Gazette has learnt that, according to unconfirmed reports, more injured have died since due to their injuries.