First on EWN: Truman Prince under investigation

Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince is being investigated for reckless and negligent driving.

Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince is possibly being investigated for reckless and negligent driving after his white Mercedes Benz collided with a truck on 17 June 2014. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Images of a car accident involving the Beaufort West mayor has come to light on Wednesday.

Eyewitness News can reveal that Truman Prince is being investigated for reckless and negligent driving after his vehicle collided with a truck on 17 June.

Prince had numerous brushes with the law in the past, including a drunk driving scandal and a sexual misconduct debacle.

Office Manager Mziwoxolo Peterson was reluctant to reveal details of the accident.

"That probably happened when he was in his personal capacity and not work related."

Eyewitness News have been sent images showing the extensive damage to Prince's luxury Mercedes Benz.

The police's Bernadine Steyn has confirmed the car in the photos match the controversial politician's vehicle but she has declined to name the driver.

"A white Mercedes Benz overtook a truck and collided with the tyres of an oncoming truck."

Steyn says no one has been arrested.