Man (21) arrested for speeding, culpable homicide & injuring police officer

The man disregarded officers’ instructions to stop his vehicle before being arrested last night.

A man was arrested last night after being caught driving at 158 kilometres per hour, in a 120 kilometre zone. Picture: EMPD.

JOHANNESBURG - The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) says a 21-year-old man has been charged with culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving after disregarding officers' instructions to stop his vehicle, killing another motorist and seriously injuring an officer.

The man was arrested last night after being caught driving at 158 kilometres per hour, in a 120 kilometre zone.

The driver of the other car, a 40-year-old man, was declared dead on the scene by paramedics.

The man tried to escape again and crashed into a stationary EMPD official vehicle that had stopped on the emergency lane on the freeway, leaving one officer injured.

EMPD spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago said, "When he tried to flee again, he couldn't because the car was disabled, as one wheel had turned the other way. We arrested him and he is facing charges including failing to stop at the order of a police officer and for culpable homicide. He was also slapped with a fine of R2,000."

Pictures by the EMPD.