DURBAN – POLICE arrested a 19-year-old after a horror accident that claimed the lives of four people in Elandslaagte just outside Ladysmith yesterday morning.
KwaZulu-Natal Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said following the crash, Elsandslaagte police opened a case of culpable homicide and drunk driving .
“A 19-year-old driver has been taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol. He will appear in Ladysmith Magistrates’ Court today,” Gwala said.
She said around 5:30 a.m. yesterday morning a family was traveling in two separate vehicles on the N11 near Ellandslaagte when they were involved in an accident with another vehicle.
“Four family members aged three to 32 were pronounced dead at the scene while the other four who were traveling in another vehicle sustained serious injuries and were rushed to hospital for medical treatment. The other three occupants of another vehicle were slightly injured “mentioned.