The family is heartbroken today as we suddenly lost 2 dear family members in a tragic car accident. Not only did Mariaan loose her only son, Riekert Krog Maritz, but we as a family also lost our youngest sister, Tina Riekert, in the same accident yesterday.
We are morning their loss but still feel it is unreal. It was too soon and too sudden.
Mariaan is taking it very hard as Riekert was her all. She is a single mom and she lived only for him. Riekert was 15 years old and would have turned 16 on the the 1st of December this year.
Tina, our sister was 47 years old, Tina was always a very careful driver and the tragic head on collision was caused by another pick-up truck whose driver fell asleep at the wheel. The accident was broad-casted on national TV news as one of the biggest accidents in that area as 11 people lost their lives.
My Mother is also taking this double tragedy very hard as this was understandable not expected. We will take this week to try and make sense of this and sort out everything as best we can