The community of George is still in mourning following the death of a talented young man.
Aulin Powell (21) was killed in an accident last week on Knysna Road.
He will be laid to rest on Saturday, 15 January. The service will be broadcast live on Facebook from 10:00.
According to reports, he was on his way to his parent’s home in Le Vallia from work when his motorcycle collided with a Toyota Hilux bakkie.
Powell was declared dead on the scene by paramedics.
Since his death, tribute messages from friends and family have been pouring in on social media. He was described as a talented and creative young man who had a passion for music.
“A case of culpable homicide has been opened after the bakkie hit the motorcycle. The motorcyclist died of serious injuries. No further information about the incident is available at this stage. The investigation continues,” police reportedly said.
Last month, three matrics were killed in a horrific accident when their vehicle veered off the N2 between Glentana and George..
According to police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie, the accident happened in the early hours of Saturday, 4 December 2021, between 01:00 and 02:00, near the Maalgate Bridge.
“Preliminary investigations suggest that the four friends aged 18-years-old were en-route to George, travelling in a Toyota Lexus when the driver lost control over the vehicle. The vehicle veered off the road and came to a halt in the field adjacent to the main road,” Pojie said.
According to reports, the group of matrics was on their way to the matric holiday in Hartenbos when the accident happened.
He said all the occupants were swung out of the vehicle during impact.