Three British tourists killed after car plunges into a river

By Mirror | Thursday, Oct 31st 2019 at 13:23
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Three British tourists have been killed in a horrific accident after their vehicle crashed over a bridge and plummeted 75 feet into a river below.

Married couple Chris Naylor, 58 and his wife Susanna, 54, were killed alongside Miranda Harris, 66, with her husband Peter, 67, the only one to survive.

The two married couples had been on their way to an airport to fly back to England after driving up South Africa’s famous 450-mile Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.

(Horror crash victims Susanna Naylor, 54, and husband Chris Naylor, 58)

They were on their journey home when the crash happened.

The four had been enjoying a 10-day combined adventure and working holiday in South Africa visiting A Rocha field groups as well as taking time out to enjoy wildlife safaris.

They had begun the journey home when their double cab Toyota station wagon and luggage trailer crashed with a Chrysler Neon as they crossed the Swartkops Bridge.

The two vehicles were travelling in the same direction over the two-lane 300m bridge when it is thought a gust of wind blew the British vehicle’s trailer into a car driving alongside them.

The resulting impact flipped the station wagon with the terrified Harris’s and Naylor’s inside over the crash barrier and plunged it 75 feet into the river below smashing onto its roof.

(Peter Harris, 67, (left) who survived a horrific road accident in South Africa in which his wife Miranda Harris, 66, (right) was killed)

Fellow motorists abandoned their cars and rushed down the embankment and helped by locals waded out into the chest-deep water and pulled all the occupants from the vehicle.

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