Namibian Police charged a man with culpable homicide for causing an accident in which two people died

WALVIS BAY: The Namibian Police at Walvis Bay on Saturday charged a 20-year-old man with culpable homicide for allegedly causing an accident in which two people from Otjiwarongo died.

Deceased Estelle Louw, 35, died in the accident along with a 38-year-old male passenger at the corner of Union Street and Fifth Road Saturday night.

The police have indicated that Jean Cilliers, who was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser, allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign and smashed into the Hyundai sedan driven by Louw.

Cilliers faces charges of culpable homicide, drunken driving and reckless or negligent driving.

The name of the second deceased could not be revealed as his next of kin had not yet been informed.

Information from the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court indicates that Cilliers appeared before court yesterday morning and was released on bail of N.dollars 9 000.

His case is postponed to 04 September 2014 for further police investigations into the matter.

SOURCE: NAMPA