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Drug BUST: Alleged dealer killed in a high speed chase with police

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Oct 22, 2021

An alleged drug dealer was killed when he crashed his car during a high speed chase with the police in Morningside on Thursday.

KwaZulu-Natal SAPS spokesperson Jay Naicker said that policer officers from the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit had allegedly observed a transaction between two men at Kings Park at around 11.45am, after it had receiving information regarding drug dealing.

“As the police officers approached the men, one of them sped off in his vehicle. A chase ensued towards Morningside and at the corner of Norwood and Trematon Drive, the suspect collided with another vehicle,” Naicker said.

“The man, believed to be in his thirties, died at the scene and the other motorist was transported to hospital for medical attention,” he said.

“A search conducted inside the suspect’s vehicle uncovered drugs such as Methcathinone and Cocaine valued at R5000-00. The team also seized cash of R1640-00, which is suspected to be the proceeds of drug trade,” Naicker said.

Emer-G-Med paramedics spokesperson Kyle Van Reenen said that paramedics had arrived at the scene of the crash where they found that a man, aged around 35, had been killed in a head on collision. A second victim sustained serious injuries in the car accident.

“Emer-G-Med paramedics arrived on scene near Norwood Road, to find the two vehicles had collided at high impact. The driver of one of the vehicles was found to have sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead on arrival of paramedics,” Van Reenen said. 

“The occupant of the second vehicle, a male of approximately forty years of age, was found entrapped in the wreckage of his vehicle and the Jaws-of-Life were used to cut him free, whilst advanced life support interventions were performed to stabilise him. Once stabilised he was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for further care,” he said.

“Reports from the scene indicate the deceased driver was allegedly fleeing from the South African Police Services, who were attempting to stop his vehicle, when he lost control and crashed into oncoming traffic.”

Naicker said the the police had opened a docket regarding possession of drugs and culpable homicide for further investigation.

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