Sophia pillion rider dies in bike incident, husband questioned

A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on the body of housewife Janice Edwards, 38, of 121 ‘C’ Field, Sophia, ECD, to determine the cause of her death.

Shortly after 19:30h. yesterday,  police say that the victim was picked up by a passer-by on the UG Access Road, with multiple injuries about her body and taken to the GPHC where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The deceased’s reputed husband is assisting with the investigation. He told investigators that he was proceeding north along the western carriageway of the UG Access Road on his motor cycle CJ 1830 with  his wife seated behind when he was blinded from the light of a vehicle proceeding in the  opposite direction causing him to swerve further west and colliding with a pile of mud. As a result of the impact, his wife was flung off the cycle and sustained injuries, he alleged.

Investigation in progress.


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