Drunk driver kills three Tshwane metro cops in car crash



Unfortunate car crash caused by suspected drunk driver has led to the death of three policemen from Tshwane metro police department (TMPD).

They were killed during a head-on collision with a suspected drunk driver early on Sunday morning.

According to spokesperson, Issac Mahamba, the tragic accident occurred on the N4 between Trans Orange Road and Rebecca Street in Pretoria west.

“It was about 2am this morning when the officers spotted a vehicle driving recklessly and facing oncoming traffic in the Pretoria CBD.”

“The officers tried to stop the vehicle, which was driving in a westerly direction, but it fled and officers gave chase,” he said.

The officers called for backup and were joined in the chase by three officers in a TMPD vehicle.

“The vehicle in pursuit was then involved in a head-on collision with the TMPD vehicle that was giving backup. The TMPD officers that were inside the vehicle all died on the scene.

“The driver of the vehicle which was sought also died on the scene. He was driving with a lady passenger who was transported to the nearest hospital,” said the department.

Alcohol bottles were found in the suspect’s vehicle.

Mahamba said the police said a case of culpable homicide was opened.

The department said that the identities of the deceased officers will be released after they inform their families.


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