Truck driver dies after truck he was driving collided with a pick-up

OTJIWARONGO: A truck driver died instantly after the truck he was driving was involved in a side-collision with a pick-up opposite the John Pandeni Agricultural Research Station in the Grootfontein District yesterday.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha told Nampa in an interview today the truck driver has been identified as Eddy Malesky, 43.

The accident occurred approximately 17 kilometres towards Grootfontein from the direction of Otavi on the B8 road.

It is alleged that the truck collided into the side of the oncoming pick-up before rolling once, killing Malesky on the spot.

His next of kin have been informed.

The 71-year-old driver of the pick-up, Wolfgang Kruger escaped the accident with minor injuries.

SOURCE: NAMPA