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Homicide investigation after Welsh mother dies in car crash in South Africa

Police in South Africa are treating the death of a Welsh mother in a car crash as homicide.

Sharon Davies, 46, from Mountain Ash was on a family safari holiday when she was involved in an accident travelling from O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Credit: ER24 EMS

Paramedics arrived at the scene where they discovered Ms Davies showing 'no signs of life' inside the car, which was on its side partially off the road.

A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital with critical injuries. A 14-year-old girl and a man were also injured.

Credit: ER24 EMS

An investigation of 'culpable homicide' has now been opened by the South African Police Service following the crash on 31 July.

Emergency response spokesman Russel Meiring said: "Upon closer inspection, paramedics found the woman lying trapped in the vehicle had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life.

"Unfortunately, the woman had already succumbed to her injuries.

"Nothing more could be done for her and she was declared dead on the scene."

The car rolled off the R509 outside of Rustenburg in the North West Province.

Friends have now paid tribute to the tragic mum.

Sheila Mills said: "Still can't stop thinking about her she was a lovely person inside and out."

Joanne Bury Churcher said: "Absolutely heartbroken. RIP Sharon."