Deadly crash in Siaya leaves two dead

Sunday November 5 2017

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This scene of a road crash in Siaya County on November 5, 2017. PHOTO | NELCON ODHIAMBO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By NELCON ODHIAMBO
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Two people died in a road crash on the busy Ndori-Bondo road in Siaya County.

The drivers died from burns after the vehicles burst into flames after collision.

Siaya police commander Sarah Duncan said the Probox driver, Mr Godfrey Ojwando, died on the spot while his matatu counterpart died on arrival at Bondo Sub-County Hospital. 

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A woman is being consoled at the scene of a crash in Siaya County on November 5, 2017. PHOTO | NELCON ODHIAMBO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

CASUALTIES
Mrs Duncan said the Probox was heading towards Bondo town and the matatu to Ndori.

Mr Ojwando was alone but the matatu had 10 passengers who sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital. 

SPEEDING
Mrs Duncan added that the accident occured at around 9.00pm on Saturday and it is believed that Mr Ojwando was speeding when he veered off the road colliding with the matatu.

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Police clear locals from the scene of a road crash in Siaya County on November 5, 2017. PHOTO | NELCON ODHIAMBO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Police have since launched investigations into the cause of the accident but believe that the slippery road, following the heavy downpour, might have contributed to the incident.

"We have launched investigations into the accident, which led to the death of two people and we will make public the cause of the accident," Mrs Duncan said.

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The scene of a crash on the Ndori-Bondo highway in Siaya County on November 5, 2017. PHOTO | NELCON ODHIAMBO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

FAMILY
Eric Ojwando, the driver's son, said he was informed of the tragedy by his uncle who heard it on radio.

"My dad gave me some money for lunch and transport and asked me to proceed home in Osieko only for him to fail to come home that evening," he said.