Five young women killed in Robertson truck accident

Police said five women have died in an accident on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson in the Western Cape.

Five young women killed in Robertson truck accident

Five young women have died in an accident on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson in the Western Cape.

ALL FIVE WOMEN WERE DECLARED DEAD ON SCENE

There has been an outpouring of grief on social media, mourning the women.

The victims were identified on social media as Jenna Moses, Jaimie Peters, Jessy Gordon, Angelique, and Chante Cloete.

The accident took place at around 15:00 on Thursday between a Toyota Yaris and a truck.

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WHAT DO PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS SUGGEST?

Western Cape Transport and Public Works MEC Daylin Mitchell said preliminary investigations suggest that the driver of the Toyota made a u-turn in front of the truck, resulting in it crashing into the Toyota.

All five women were declared dead on the scene.

Police spokesperson Captain Frederick Van Wyk said police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, said

ALL THE WOMEN ARE AGED BETWEEN 21 AND 24

He confirmed that five women, aged between 21 and 24, were fatally injured. Two men, aged 25 and 30, were injured.

“The injured victims were taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment. A culpable homicide case was opened for further investigation. The deceased were all in a silver Toyota Yaris,” said Van Wyk.

DO YOU HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACCIDENT?

The injured men were in a Mitsubishi Fuso truck.

“Anyone with any information about this fatal accident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111,” added Van Wyk.

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Moses and Peters were softball players for the Table View Tornados Softball team.

The club said in a social media post.

“Cape Town softball has been rocked with tragic news. We are all in mourning, these young souls taken away are part of our softball family and we are heartbroken by this.”