A Jeep Cherokee motorist reportedly rammed into and killed three cyclists who were on their way to a Johanne Masowe church service in Makwasine, reports say.

According to the regional Mirror newspaper, the accident occurred at the 15km peg along GMB – Humani Road in Chiredzi on Saturday.

While confirming the accident provincial police spokesperson, Kudakwashe Dhewa said that he was not aware that a third person had also died.

“I can confirm the accident. One cyclist died on the spot and the second one upon admission at Chiredzi General hospital. I am not aware of the third victim although I know that three others who were in critical condition were taken to Masvingo Provincial Hospital,” he told the Mirror.

Added Dhewa:

“The accident happened at around 7PM when a Jeep Cherokee which was travelling towards Mkwasine overtook five cyclists riding in a single file in the same direction.
The driver of the Jeep is alleged to have overtook a BMW but lost control before running over the cyclists and overturning”.