The lives of the five young women who died in an accident on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson in the Western Cape will be celebrated at a planned memorial on Wednesday.

It is clear from the ongoing tributes and messages of condolences that these five women, Jenna Moses, Jaimie Peters, Jessy Gordon, Angelique, and Chante Cloete that they were not only popular amongst peers but very loved by their families, friends, and communities. 

The memorial will take place at the Royal Road Sportsfield in Maitland, Cape Town, on Wednesday. It is expected to start at 17:30 for 18:00. 

Those who wished to attend were asked to bring their own chairs and candles. Covid-19 protocols will be observed. 

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THE ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON THURSDAY

The accident took place at around 15:00 on Thursday between a Toyota Yaris and a truck.

Western Cape Transport and Public Works MEC Daylin Mitchell said preliminary investigations suggest that the driver of the Toyota made a u-turn in front of the truck, resulting in it crashing into the Toyota.

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All five women were declared dead on the scene.

Police spokesperson Captain Frederick Van Wyk said police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, said. 

ALL THE WOMEN ARE AGED BETWEEN 21 AND 24

He confirmed that five women, aged between 21 and 24, were fatally injured. Two men, aged 25 and 30, were injured.

“The injured victims were taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment. A culpable homicide case was opened for further investigation. The deceased were all in a silver Toyota Yaris,” said Van Wyk.

DO YOU HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACCIDENT?

The injured men were in a Mitsubishi Fuso truck.

“Anyone with any information about this fatal accident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111,” added Van Wyk.

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