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3 relatives heading to burial killed in Isiolo-Meru road crash

Saturday July 20 2019

Isiolo-Meru road

The wreckage of the car in which three people died following an accident on Isiolo-Meru road on July 20, 2019, as pictured at Subuiga Police Station. PHOTO | WAWERU WAIRIMU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Three  family members, among them a pastor and his wife, died on Saturday morning in an accident on Isiolo-Meru road.  

They had been heading from Isiolo to Mwingi, Kitui County, for a relative's burial when their vehicle collided head-on with another car at Maili Saba.

They died at the scene while the pastor's son was taken to Isiolo County Referral Hospital with critical injuries.

'DRUNK'

Buuri Sub-county Police Commander Joseph Asugo said the occupant of the other vehicle, a Catholic priest based in Isiolo, drove into the wrong lane.

The priest may have been drunk, he said, adding he fled after the crash.

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The Nation established that a Catholic priest and seminarian escaped with minor injuries.

"The priest and seminarian were later rushed to a nearby hospital and treated," a source said.

The wreckage of the car in which three people
The wreckage of the car in which three people died following an accident on Isiolo-Meru road on July 20, 2019, as pictured at Subuiga Police Station. PHOTO | COURTESY

CAUTION

The police boss asked motorists to be cautious.

"All road users should observe traffic rules so that we don't lose lives," he said.

Police towed the wreckage to Subuiga Police Station and took the bodies to the Isiolo hospital's morgue.

One of vehicles involved in an accident on
One of vehicles involved in an accident on Isiolo-Meru road, that left three people dead, as pictured at Subuiga Police Station on July 20, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

"WEIRD"

Faithful of the African Inland Church in Isiolo described the incident as "weird".

"We are so sad that we have lost our pastor and his wife at the same time. I was with them on Thursday," said one who did not want to be named.

 Mr Charles Kamau, who goes to the branch in Shambani, said, "We have lost a great man of God. We pray that God grants the family peace."

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