DNA needed to identify a1 car crash victim 

Christinah Motlhabane
INTERNET PIC: A car burnt beyond recognition

Francistown police will turn to DNA in a bid to identify the charred remains of a road accident victim, who crashed and burnt to death on the outskirts of Mathangwane on Friday night.

The cops are yet to establish whether the deceased was male or female, such was the state of the corpse.

Speaking to The Voice, Tatitown Station Commander, Boipuso Baatweng, said the accident occurred along the A1 at around 10pm, roughly 400m before Mathangwane Bridge.

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“We suspect the driver was coming from Francistown when they lost control of the car and veered off the road into the trees where he/she caught fire. He or she was alone in the car, which we cannot identify because it burnt badly,” revealed the top cop, adding they are still to determine the cause of the accident.

“The body was also burnt beyond recognition. There is a white family who came to our offices saying they suspect the deceased is their son,” continued Baatweng.

According to the family, their 22-year-old son left home at around 2100 hours, heading to Mathangwane. He never came back and has not been seen since.

As well as taking samples from the dead body, the police also took DNA from the suspected mother. They expect to have the results back by the end of the week at the latest.

This is the fifth fatal accident to occur along that stretch of the A1 since the start of the year.

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