A man is fighting for his life after his car plunged 200 metres down Chapman’s Peak on Friday. But his wife died in the accident.
Authorities confirmed a case of culpable homicide had been opened.
Rob Breezy @TrafficSA reported the incident.
— Rob Beezy (@TrafficSA) March 5, 2021
As reported on News24, Western Cape police spokesperson, FC van Wyk, has confirmed a 55-year-old woman dead.
The deceased’s male companion was airlifted from the wreck and transported to hospital where is is currently fighting for his life.
“The injured male was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation,” said Van Wyk. He added that a case of culpable homicide had been opened following the incident.
On Saturday, Community Crime Prevention executive director, Keri Cross said the victims were a married couple. She added that the woman was declared dead on the scene, while the man was in a critical condition. The woman’s body was airlifted and handed over to the provincial pathology service.
Traffic services spokesperson, Maxine Bezuidenhout, earlier told News24 that two occupants of the car had been injured.
The fatality has since been confirmed by authorities.
She confirmed that a witness reported the vehicle to have plunged 200m down an embankment.
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