Sydney Kawadza Mashonaland West Bureau
Five people, four men and a woman, died on Monday night in an accident involving a Toyota Wish that was travelling from Chegutu to Chinhoyi.
In an interview, Mashonaland West police provincial spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara said the police had since identified the four men who died in the accident.
He said efforts were being made to identify the female passenger and names of the deceased will be released after their relatives have been notified.
“The accident occurred at the 80km peg along the Chegutu-Chinhoyi Road, about 20km to Chinhoyi when the driver of the Toyota Wish is suspected to have lost control of the vehicle,” said Insp Mabgweazara.
“Indications are that the vehicle veered off the road, overturned several times before landing on its left side about 20 metres from the road.”
Insp Mabgweazara said passers-by found the vehicle in the bush.
“Further inquiries by the passers-by led to the discovery of the five bodies thrown around the accident scene,” he said.