News agency, Cape Town, South Africa
Monday April 22nd 2019

Woman killed in collision with police van


A Cape Town woman died and two police officers and five suspects who had been arrested in Du Noon were injured on Tuesday night when a car collided with police van at the corner of Koeberg and Plattekloof Roads.

An eyewitness, who asked to remain anonymous, said he was driving behind the police van at around 11pm on Tuesday and at corner of Koeberg Plattekloof Roads he had seen a VW Golf driven by a middle aged woman jumping a red robot and colliding with the police vehicle, overturning it.

The woman, and her dog which was also in the car, died on the scene, said Table View Police spokesperson Elizabeth Munro.

Munro identified the deceased woman as 33-year-old Charmaine Wijnbeek.

She had two dogs in the car, the other one fled the accident scene, said Munro.

She said the police van had five suspects in the back when Wijnbeek allegedly drove into them.

One of the five suspects sustained a broken leg while the others involved in the accident, including two police officers, sustained minor injuries and were treated at Somerset Hospital and Grootscuur Hospital, she said.

A culpable homicide docket has been opened for investigations.

Wijnbeek boyfriend Corrie Goosen was unable to comment other than to say the family was preparing funeral arrangements and needed time and space.

In another incident a 60-year-old pensioner was beaten to death in Diana Street, Sandrift in Milnerton on Tuesday afternoon.

A murder docket has been opened for investigation, police stated. — Peter Luhanga




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