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Joyride turns deadly. One lover dead while the other battles for life

Two lovers who went on a joyride in Kwekwe had their rendezvous end in tragedy,after their vehicle overturned and landed on its roof resulting in the death of the 39-year-old man, while his 15-year-old girlfriend sustained serious injuries.According to a report from the police, the accident occured in Mbizo 17 on Thursday evening.The deceased has been identified as identified as Steward Macheza. Sources close to Macheza, said he had just bought his second hand Toyota Alex and decided to take his underaged 15 year old girlfriend for a joyride.“Macheza left at around 6pm saying he was picking up his girlfriend for a joyride. Unfortunately, they had only covered 300m when the car, which was speeding, skidded resulting in him losing control and the car overturning,” said a witness, Mr Aaron Chikava.

Mr Chikava revealed that after the crash, residents in the neighbourhood quickly rushed to the scene and attempted to rescue the two who were trapped.“Unfortunately, Macheza could not make it and died on the spot but the girl (name withheld because she is a minor) was rushed to the hospital by kind residents.”Mrs Hove, another eyewitness said the vehicle was skidding and speeding on the narrow road when the accident occured.“We could see that the driver was very excited judging by the way he was driving,” she said.Midlands police spokesperson, Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the accident“The deceased Mr Steward Macheza was driving a white Toyota Alex with a female passenger due north on an open space in Mbizo 17. The driver was skidding and in the process drove over a small ant hill, lost control of the vehicle resulting in it overturning twice before landing on its roof,” he said.Insp Goko revealed that when the police attended to the scene, the driver had unfortunately died.Macheza’s girlfriend is currently in hospital where she is receiving treatment.

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