Anna Catherina canecutter dies in accident

An alleged speeding motorist has been taken into custody, following a fatal accident about 2355h. last night on Anna Catherina Public Road, WCD, that resulted in the death of Winston Domingo, 34 years, a cane cutter, of Anna Catherina, WCD, who was proceeding on a bicycle in the direction of the vehicle, the police say.

Investigations, police say,  revealed that motor car PVV 4420 driven by a 20-year-old, of Vergenoegen, EBE, was proceeding west along the southern driveway of the road, reportedly at a very fast rate, when its left side front collided with the rear of the victim’s bicycle.

As a result of the impact, the cyclist fell onto the car’s windscreen then onto the road surface whilst the bicycle broke into two parts. The victim was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital in an unconscious state and was pronounced dead on arrival; the body is presently at the Ezekiel’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.

A breathalyzer test was administered to the driver but no alcohol was found in his breath, the police say.

Investigations are in progress.

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