Monday, 23 March 2020
Parys: It is alleged that on Sunday; 22 March 2020, a Chevrolet LVD was driving in front of a truck on the N1, towards Johannesburg. The Chevrolet suddenly applied brakes and the truck also applied brakes which led to the truck colliding into the Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet lost control and drove on the opposite lane and collided with an Iveco mini bus which was travelling towards Kroonstad transporting passengers.
Nine passengers’, three (3) females and six (6) males, were declared dead on the scene, two passengers were airlifted while the other passengers were taken to the nearest hospital.
The names of the deceased are not known yet.
Police in Parys are investigating a case of culpable homicide.
Anyone with information that can assist in identifying the deceased or who might know who their family is, is requested to contact Parys station commander Capt. Jacques de Vos on 071 675 9311 or may contact their nearest Police station or call Crime stop number on 08600 10111.