Walvis Bay resident killed in B2 car crash

Three people were burned beyond recognition in yet another fatal head-on collision on Friday evening on the notorious B2 highway between Karibib and Okahandja. Two of the three deceased have in the meantime been identified, confirmed deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, police regional crime investigations coordinator for Erongo.
According to Iikuyu the incident took place on Friday between 20:00 and 21:00 about 60 kilometres from Karibib on the way to Okahandja. While the exact cause of the fatal collision is not yet clear, the two vehicles involved were identified as a Toyota Run-X and a Ford Figo.
The driver and the sole occupant of the Toyota Run-X, which was travelling from Walvis Bay to Windhoek, was identified as Walvis Bay resident Benjamin Sande. Sande died at the scene and his body was burnt. Of the three occupants in the Ford Figo, only Jackson Katjombe (32), a resident of Karibib, survived the accident. He was taken by ambulance to Usakos state hospital in a critical condition, but was shortly thereafter transferred to a Windhoek hospital for further medical treatment.
According to Iikuyu one of the deceased, who burned beyond recognition in the Ford sedan, was identified the survivor’s older brother.
According to the survivor they took a lift in that vehicle from Okahandja to Karibib. The details of the survivor’s brother, who also burned beyond recognition, will be made available later. “At this moment the only deceased person who hasn’t been identified is the driver of the Ford Figo sedan,” Iikuyu further explained.
The remains of the deceased were taken to the Walvis Bay police mortuary.

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