Hit-and-run driver wanted for killing three kids and adult in FS


Police are searching for a driver of a Ford Ranger, who was involved in a fatal road accident in Welkom, Free State, on Monday.

According to the reports, the alleged perpetrator struck three family members — Theuns Lubbe, 39, his two children, Tristen, 8, and Amory, 4, — while they were on a way home from a braai at Theuns’ place of employment. 6-year-old Juliana Gomez, the family friend’s child, was also among the victims.

All from the group received critical injuries and succumbed to them at the scene.

“We are still looking for where we can find the person who was driving that vehicle because he fled the scene,” Captain Ansie Venter said.

The tragedy occurred moments after the wife and mother of Lubbe’s children, Elmarie, 38, died in a separate accident.


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