Thursday 5 December, 2019

Suspected car thief dies in Wallerfield accident

One man is dead following an early morning accident in Wallerfield.

Police said the deceased is suspected to have stolen the vehicle involved in the crash.

According to initial reports, a white Nissan Tiida collided with a blue Toyota Hilux in the vicinity of Antigua Road, Cumuto, around 6 am.

The Tiida vehicle caught fire, trapping the driver in the car.

The police and emergency health services were notified, however, the driver succumbed to injuries.

He has not yet been identified.

However, police said the vehicle matched the description of one which was involved in a robbery earlier this morning, during which the victim was stabbed.

Investigators have not yet confirmed if it is the same vehicle, as the car was completely burnt.

It is expected to be examined by crime scene investigators.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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