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Media Release: KNP Staff member dies in tragic road accident
Date: 3rd March 2003
Ms Snowy Legoale (38), an employee of the Kruger National Park died tragically this morning during a car accident near Skukuza.
She was on her way back to Skukuza after spending the weekend in Johannesburg with her family when the incident happened.
Ms Legoale left Johannesburg at around 23:00 on Sunday night (March 2, 2003) and drove through the night so that she could be on time to drop off her oldest son, Gosiane (17), so that he could catch the bus to school from Skukuza to Nelspruit.
She met the school bus somewhere before Paul Kruger Gate on the Hazyview - Skukuza road and stopped it and her son embarked.
She then went through the gate just before 05:00, which means the accident probably happened at around 05:10 on the Paul Kruger Gate/Skukuza road on Monday March 3, 2003.
Ms Legoale’s two other children Gomolemo (12) and Goanetse (8) were in the car at the time of the accident and sustained light injuries. They were treated by Dr Rossouw Ferreira – the Skukuza doctor – and were discharged later.
Another passenger in the car Ms Lerato Lebeloane (Ms Legoale’s niece) sustained a knee injury and is in a stable condition at Nelspruit Medi-Clinic.
KNP management was shocked to hear of the incident and sends its sincere condolences to Ms Legoale’s husband Raymond, her three children, her father Mr Dan Seitlhano and her family and friends.
Mr Seitlhano and Mr Legoale will arrive in Skukuza later today to finalise the funeral arrangements.
Media Relations Practitioner: Kruger National Park.
Tel: (013) 735 4116; Fax: (013) 735 4053; Cell: 082 908 2677.
Public Relations Manager
Kruger National Park.
Tel: (013) 735 4053; Fax: (013) 735 4053; Cell: 082 807 3919.