A Grassy Park couple who were about to celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary died in a horrific accident that has left their family shocked and heartbroken.
89 year old Peter Adams, his wife Brenda 79 and daughter Heather, 57 were killed in a car accident on Sunday on the corner of Ottery and Strandfontein roads on their way to a special church ceremony.
The Adams family along with their priest Joshua Jasaga, his wife Janine and their two-year-old daughter Marsheline were in the car when it was hit by a Ford Ranger bakkie and sent careening into oncoming traffic.
The Josagas and three passengers in the bakkie were transported to hospital for treatment.
Mr Josaga’s son Jeftha said his father was recovering, having suffered cracked ribs and head trauma and Marsheline was recovering from a few scratches and a bump to the head. Her mother is still in hospital and has been in and out of consciousness.
Grassy Park police spokesperson Wynita Kleinsmith confirmed a case of culpable homicide is under investigation.
Mr Adams was a teacher as well as a community worker and a minister at the Old Apostolic Unity Church in Grassy Park.
Mr and Ms Adams would have celebrated their 48th anniversary on Friday October 25 but instead the couple were buried with their eldest daughter on Saturday October 26.
The couple’s daughter Vilia Christian said the family had also been finalising preparations for Ms Adams’ 80th birthday celebrations, which would have been on Friday November 1.
The couple’s other daughter Moira Prins said the family were still in disbelief as they did not expect to lose their parents that way.
The Grassy Park couple are survived by four daughters, a son and six grandchildren.
Anyone with information about the accident can contact Detective Sergeant Goldsmith on 073 486 9205.
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