Police are investigating two cases of culpable homicide following two separate car crashes allegedly caused by drunk drivers.
On Friday night, cops arrested a 29-year-old member of the South African Airforce after he collided with a BMW on the M5 highway in Retreat.
The 48-year-old driver of the BMW died on the scene.
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says the younger man was charged with culpable homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol.
“At around 11.15pm Steenberg police responded to an accident scene on the corner of Prince George Drive and Retreat Road, Retreat, Van Wyk says.
“On their arrival they found that a grey BMW and a Chana LDV were involved in an accident.
“The driver of the BMW, from Mitchells Plain, was found unconscious in the driver’s seat and was later declared dead by paramedics.
“It is alleged that the BMW was travelling on Prince George Drive direction Muizenberg and the Chana was turning right into 5th Avenue, Grassy Park, when the accident occurred.”
On Saturday afternoon, a man died and three others were injured during a collision on the N2 near the R300 turn-off.
It’s alleged the crash occurred after an alleged drunk female driver drove into the victim.
“A culpable homicide case was registered and will be investigated by Nyanga SAPS Detectives,” he adds.