PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - Plettenberg Bay police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a horror crash claimed the life of a local woman on Saturday 25 July.
Southern Cape police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie said according to preliminary investigations, New Horizons residents Amanda Martin (44) and her husband (42) were travelling in their Toyota Yaris on the N2 towards the Engen garage near the Port Elizabeth entrance to Plett at about 19:25 when a truck, travelling in the direction of Cape Town, hit their vehicle on one side.
"Both occupants sustained multiple injuries and emergency personnel had to make use of the jaws of life to retrieve the trapped woman from the wreckage," said Pojie.
Martin however succumbed to her injuries and was declared deceased on the scene. Her husband, who was the driver at the time of the accident, was admitted to the local MediClinic with serious injuries.
"The driver of the truck only sustained minor injuries and was treated on the scene," Pojie said.
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