A MAN who stole the car of another person at a bar in Outjo early on Saturday morning died about an hour later on the scene of an accident where he is suspected to have rolled the vehicle when he drove towards Okaukuejo.
The spokes person for the Namibian Police in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maurene Mbeha confirmed the incident and indicated that it occurred about 20 kilometres north of Outjo on the way to Okaukuejo
According to the incident report provided by Inspector Mbeha the victim was found about an hour an half after he stole the white Nissan double cab bakkie at the bar. His body was thrown out of the vehicle after he is suspected to have lost control over the car. The vehicle rolled several times.
In separate incident a woman, that still has to be identified, died while she was transported to hospital after an accident on the road between Okakarara and Okondjatu during the early hours of Saturday morning.
According to the incident report the accident occurred about 15 kilometres south of Okakarara. In this case the vehicle also rolled over repeatedly.
The 32-year-old man, who drove the double cab Toyota bakkie on the gravel road, was taken into custody after it was found that he did not have a valid driver’s license.
The driver was charged with culpable homicide, reckless and negligent driving and operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license.
Inspector Mbeha said the names of the six victims of the accident between Kamanjab and Outjo on Friday afternoon and the victims of the two latest incidents will be made public at a later stage. The deceased persons’ next of kin has not been officially informed about their untimely demise.