Employee of Receiver of Revenue dies in car crash near Usakos

The police is investigating a case of reckless or negligent driving as well as a case of culpable homicide after a fatal accident on Friday about midday claimed the life of 38 year-old James Ngoshi. The incident occurred between Arandis and Usakos.

According to Detective Chief Inspector Jatikua Tjiramba, Acting Regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator for Erongo, the deceased was driving a Toyota Etios (N 20845 WB) and heading towards Usakos. It is alleged that about 50 kilometres from Usakos he overtook a white Kia (N 11442 S) which was driving in the same
direction. “It is further alleged that while overtaking, a vehicle approached from opposite direction,” Tjiramba said. In an effort to prevent an accident the sedan left the road on the right side until the approaching vehicle passed and then attempted to go back on the road. “In the process he collided head-on with the oncoming
Ford Ranger with the personalised registration No. ‘WHY NOT NA’ with two passengers being the driver Michael Kasheeta (50) and a boy of about nine years of age,” Tjiramba continued saying.
The Kia, which was overtaken, also collided with the Etios from behind. The driver of the Etios, Ngoshi, died on the spot. There were two occupants in the Kia including the driver: Hilga Daveres (42) and her son Sandro Daveres (18). The passengers of both the Ford and the Kia sustained minor to serious injuries and were taken to Usakos and Swakopmund State hospitals respectively for medical treatments.
According to the West Coast Safety Initiative a total of seven people passed away on the notorious B2 highway between Arandis and Okahandja in less than a week. On Monday (19 September) the driver and two children died when their fully laden pick-up left the road and overturned numerous times. In another incident on the same day three were killed in an accident outside of Okahandja when their vehicle was apparently struck by a vehicle trying to overtake them while they were turning. On Friday Ngoshi passed away.

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