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Truck driver in B1 accident arrested at Otjiwarongo


OTJIWARONGO: The 37-year-old truck driver involved in a head-on collision with a Volkswagen sedan outside Otjiwarongo Wednesday morning, has been arrested on a charge of culpable homicide.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Edna Nawa, confirmed the arrest Wednesday afternoon of the truck driver involved in the collision which instantly killed 25-year-old Francois Seibeb.

Seibeb’s vehicle collided head-on with a mini-truck which was being driven by the suspect on the B1 road south of Otjiwarongo.

The deceased was the sole occupant of the sedan at the time of the incident, and was travelling from the direction of Otjiwarongo towards Okahandja, while the truck was headed in the opposite direction.

‘Approximately 10 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo, the two cars collided with severe impact, killing Seibeb on the spot,’ Nawa said.

Preliminary police investigations that led to the arrest of the suspect indicate that the truck veered into th
e right lane of the road, where the collision occurred.

The truck driver sustained slight injuries, and he was treated at the Otjiwarongo State Hospital on the same day.

‘He is now expected to appear in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court on Friday on a single charge of culpable homicide,’ said Nawa.

Police investigations into the matter continue.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency