Besides facing a charge motor vehicle theft a 24-year-old man who stole a Toyota pick-up from his employer in Windhoek will also be charged with culpable homicide after an accident near Okahao killed a passenger he was transporting.
According to Warrant officer Anna Kunga, spokesperson of the Namibian Police in the Omusati Region the fatal motor vehicle accident occurred on Thursday at around 22:40 on the main road between Tsandi and Okahao at Okakundu village.
“The passenger was declared dead on the scene of the crash, while the suspect who drove the stolen vehicle was taken to the Oshakati State Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.”
According to Kunga the suspect was driving a Toyota pick-up with registration number N39598W from Okahao to Tsandi when he lost control over the motor vehicle. The vehicle hit a big mopane tree next to the road and the impact of the crash caused the pick-up to roll several times.
“The suspect was employed as a domestic worker in Windhoek. He broke into the room of his employer and took the car keys without the owner’s consent and drove away the motor vehicle.”
Warrant Officer Kunga said a case of culpable homicide as well as one of motor vehicle theft was opened with the Omusati Police.