Crash Kills Three Police Officers

Three metro police officers from Tshwane died during a high-speed chase with a suspected drunk driver early on Sunday morning.  The horror crash happened on the N4 between Rebecca Street and Trans Orange Road.  According to the police, the officers spotted a vehicle driving recklessly in the Pretoria CBD, they approached the vehicle and the driver sped off.  During the chaos of the high-speed chase that followed, the police vehicle collided with TMPD vehicles, killing all three officers as well as the suspected drunk driver of the other vehicle.  One female passenger has been hospitalised for treatment. Isaac Mahamba of the TMPD said that several empty alcohol bottles were found in the suspect’s vehicle. “The Tshwane Metro Police Department is saddened by the deaths of three officers. It was around 2am this morning when the officers tried to stop the vehicle. They called for backup and were joined by other members.”

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