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The Protea – women cricketer, Elriesa Fourie (25), died in a crash on Friday, the 5th of April, just outside of Klerksdorp, three weeks before the birth of her firstborn. The baby also didn’t make it.

Her husband, Rudi (27), sustained only minor injuries and is heartbroken about the death of his wife and child.

They were on their way to a stockyard to pick up cattle in Klerksdorp, coming from their smallholding outside of Stilfontein when the accident happened.

The Fouries, who had been in a relationship for 8 years, would have celebrated their 3rd anniversary on the 30th of April, but now Elriesa’s husband needs to plan a funeral.

Francois van der Merwe, Elriesa’s coach at the North West Dragons, said that Elriesa was rushed to the Life-Ancron Hospital after the crash. The doctors tried to save the baby, but it was in vain.

Elriesa would have turned 26 on the 2nd of May.

-Article translated from Netwerk24