via US road crash: Ncube’s son, 12, dies – New Zimbabwe 09/10/2015
A TUESDAY morning crash that killed a Zimbabwean school principal in the US and his niece has claimed another life.
Joshua Sandile Ncube, 12, has passed away, according to Colleen Kelly with the Indiana Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Sandile, who had been fighting for his life a ventilator in hospital, died Friday morning.
His father, Norris Ncube, the principal at Indianapolis Junior Academy, was driving to school Tuesday morning when a gold SUV ran a red light and crashed into his SUV.
A GoFundMe page has since been set up for those who may want to assist the family and $14,000 had been raised by Saturday against a target of $50,000.
Ncube and five children were in the vehicle. Norris Ncube and his 5-year-old niece, Malia Siziba, died in the crash.
Jessica Ncube, Norris’ daughter and Joshua’s sister, remains in the hospital. Two other children injured in the crash have been released and are recovering.
The driver of the other vehicle, 80-year-old Jack Reed, suffered a medical condition that led to the crash. Reed’s family said it was likely a stroke.
Indianapolis Junior Academy has been closed since Tuesday’s crash. Classes will resume on Monday and therapy dogs will visit students when they come back.
Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for Thursday although they have not been finalised.