An Isuzu KB250 vehicle was on Wednesday night side-swiped by haulage truck at the 140-kilometre peg along the Harare-Mutare highway resulting in the death of four people.
The deceased persons are:
- Edwin Kudzaishe (26) from Mutanda Village in Bikita
- Janet Chawadza (52) from Chitiyo Village
- Joice Mushamiviri (26) from Chitiyo Village
- A Mutare man yet to be identified
In a statement, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident. He said:
The accident occurred around 7 pm on the 140 km peg along Harare-Mutare highway near Headlands, where the driver of an Isuzu KB250 heading for Mutare is said to have encroached into an opposite lane and side-swiped with oncoming haulage truck.
The driver of the Isuzu lost control of his vehicle and it veered off the road, overturned once before it landed on its wheels, killing four passengers instantly.