A Karoi man decided to end his life tragically Thursday after diving into the wheels of a trailer which was being towed by a moving haulage truck.

The now deceased was identified as Jameson Talent (23) of Village 1, Kasimure, Karoi.

Hurungwe district police commander, Chief Superintendent Helena Mahonde confirmed the incident.

As the ZRP (Zimbabwe Republic Police), we would like to confirm a fatal road traffic accident which occurred at the 168-kilometre peg along the Harare-Chirundu road at around 10:00hrs, whereby 23-year-old Jameson Talent dived into the rear wheels of a haulage truck’s second trailer and was hit and died on the spot,” said Mahonde.

Circumstances are that Jethro Madanha (56) was driving a white Sabot Cargo Carrier Volvo F13 truck towing two trailers travelling due east along the Harare-Chirundu highway.

The truck was loaded with 34 tonnes of copper.

Upon reaching the 168km-peg along Harare- Chirundu road, Talent who was standing by the roadside dived and bumped onto the rear wheels of the second trailer.

He died on the spot after sustaining severe head injuries.

The fatal accident happened in view of two witnesses, Francis Simango and Elijah Stemma of Village 2 Kasimure, Karoi, who were also standing by the roadside hiking to Chinhoyi.

The matter was reported to ZRP Karoi Traffic who attended the scene. The deceased’s body was conveyed to Karoi District Hospital for post mortem.

Credit: New Zimbabwe

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