3 people killed, 5 others injured in a crash in Northern Cape

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Police in Delportshoop, near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, are looking into a case of culpable homicide after a four-vehicle crash on the Delportshoop bridge on Tuesday night.

Police spokesperson sergeant Timothy Sam says preliminary investigations indicate that a vehicle driving in the direction of Ulco, tried to overtake a truck but failed to do so due to oncoming traffic. This resulted in a case pile-up with two vehicles and the truck.

The Barkley West Emergency Services declared 3 persons deceased on the scene whilst 5 passengers were injured and were transported to Barkley West hospital.

The road was closed to allow crime scene experts and pathology forensics to clear the scene.

Police investigations are continuing.