Police in Ntungamo district are investigating the circumstances under which 4 members of the same family perished in an accident at Omunshenyi along Ntungamo -Kabale road
According to the Rwizi region police spokesman ASP Samson Kasasira, the accident that occurred yesterday 21/08/2022 at about 7:50PM involve motor vehicles registration number UBH711S a Mercedes Benz Actros whose driver is on the run and a Toyota Noah registration number UAY 833N white in color
Kasasira identified the deceased as Byamukama Opeda 44, teacher at Bukiinda Secondary School and one of the directors of Wisdom Secondary School located at Rwentobo Rwahi Town Council in Ntungamo district, aresident of Rwanyamutare cell Nyakanengo ward Muhanga town council Rukiga district.
He was driving the ill-fated Toyota Noah.
Other victims are Nabimanya Peninah 40 wife to Byamukama, Predice Nyakato 10 and Magiiga Ones Kiiza m 03 all from one family
Kasasira attributed the accident to Reckless driving on the part of the driver of the Mercedes Benz semi-trailer who left his lane and Crashed into the Toyota Noah whose driver had maintained his lane.
He explains that the driver of the semi-trailer who was heading to Ntungamo from Kabale crashed into the Noah that was from the opposite direction killing all the four occupants
The accident Scene was visited by No 67270 PC Okot Aldo JoJo and Pc Waiswa Baker all police officers attached to Rubaare police station.
Bodies conveyed to Doctor’s referral hospital in Rubaare T/Centre for Postmortem
•Police Forms 48A and B have been issued, a Statement from the person identifying the deceased recorded
Both Vehicles are parked at Rubaare police station pending IOV’s inspection.
Efforts to trace the driver of the semitrailer and to establish its ownership are ongoing