It may seem like just another crash on the street but there is a dreadful story for this. On Saturday, June 13, 2020, a crash happened near Grabouw in South Africa.
The guy behind the wheel at a Renault Duster SUV, along with his spouse, rammed to a gas tanker on Houwhoek Pass, near Grabouw. The tanker burst into flames following the crash and the Renault Duster SUV then bumped right into a crash barrier and forced its way down a steep route to the local embankment that is lined up with trees
The woman in the vehicle, the driver’s spouse, is thought to have been killed by the effect of the auto crash. What was shocking was that the driver could be seen working towards the tanker while bystanders were yelling at him to step back.
The guy had been seen lying in the blazing fires and burnt to death. Reports later revealed the guy was overcome with despair over losing his wife therefore he chose to end his own life too.
Tests afterward discovered that the husband and wife were 61-year-old Ben Wiid and 58-year-old Riana; the former was a retired pharmacist and the latter, a retired educator, based on Cape town. Their two brothers and three grandchildren are currently bereaved.
Investigations into the Incident happened and a crisis service source stated, “There could be no excuse other than that he had been intent on finishing his life as the flames out of gas burn so hot that nobody if disorientated would venture towards them dazed by injury,” according to The Sun
In March 2020, Ben and Riana had celebrated their 35th anniversary. The couple had known each other from college. “The love between these two people… that they were true soul mates,” said a friend, based on News 24.
Initial speculations indicated the couple could happen to be on a death mission. However, the buddy said it was not correct. “On Facebook, there are horrible people insinuating the crash was intentional. That is not correct. Ben just lost his focus in the minutes before the collision. The truck driver tried to swerve to avoid the collision, while Ben swerved from the contrary direction. That’s the reason why the truck collided with the side by which Riana was sitting,” the friend explained.
The friend also added,”I firmly believe that, in that moment, he raised his hands in those fires, Riana took it and they moved into the afterlife together.”