B2 head-on collision victim identified

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Erongo Region have identified the man who died in a head-on collision between Arandis and Swakopmund on Tuesday morning as Morne Gareth Openshaw.

The accident took place at 09h15 on the B2 road.

In a NamPol update issued by Erongo Community Policing Commander Inspector Ileni Shapumba, the 48-year-old deceased was identified as the driver of a single pick up truck that collided with a Toyota Quantum shuttle from behind while it was pulling off the road behind other vehicles.

The police added that strong winds that were being experienced at the time restricted road visibility, which led to the deceased’s vehicle going on to have a head-on collision with a Scania truck that was approaching from the opposite direction.

The driver of the truck was alone in his vehicle, while the shuttle was carrying 10 people including the driver, who all escaped without visible injuries.

The deceased was also carrying a passenger, who sustained slight injuries.

Meanwhile, 14 shacks burnt down in Swakopmund as a result of the strong winds at the town on Tuesday morning at around 08h00.

Police confirmed that over 30 people were affected by the fire.

It is alleged that the owner of the shack where the fire started was cooking outside and only left the fire unattended briefly, only to return to find his shack on fire.

The fire was attended to by municipal firefighters and community members.

Source: NAMPA