Fatal collision on B2

Crime report

18 August 2020 | Accidents

The police are investigating a case of culpable homicide, and reckless and negligent driving following a collision that involved the courtesy vehicle of the governor of the Erongo region.

NamPol’s regional crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, confirmed that the accident took place a kilometre outside Walvis Bay on Monday evening.

It appears that the driver (26) of a white Mercedes-Benz with a private registration number plate was attempting to overtake another vehicle.

“The Mercedes-Benz was travelling from Swakopmund towards Walvis Bay. The driver overtook a white Toyota Hilux pickup and in the process, the latter collided with a Mercedes-Benz which is regularly used for official trips by Erongo governor Neville Andre. The governor’s courtesy vehicle was driven by a man (51), who was alone in the vehicle at the time,” Iikuyu said.

After the Toyota Hilux pickup collided with the governor's official vehicle, the driver of the pickup lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road and rolled several times.

The owner of the Toyota Hilux pickup, Petrus Panduleni Nuukala, who was one of the passengers, died in the Walvis Bay state hospital after succumbing to injuries he sustained in the accident. Another passenger (40) sustained chest and head injuries. He is reportedly in a stable condition.
The driver of the white Mercedes-Benz also sustained injuries and received treatment at the Swakopmund State Hospital.

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