N2 crash claims life of former Springbok rugby player’s daughter

N2 crash claims life of former Springbok rugby player’s daughter

Condolences are pouring in for ex-Springbok Gysie Pienaar’s daughter, whose life was taken in a horrific car accident that took place on the N2 in between Caledon and Botrivier. Gysie’s daughter, Rene O'Ehley, was a mother of two and taught at Bredasdorop primary. Many ex-Springbok’s have shared kind words for the family on social media.

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Former Springbok rugby player, Gysie Pienaar, has suffered a great loss with his daughter, Rene O’Ehley, dying in a four-car pile-up crash on the N2.

According to IOL, Rene was driving a VW Polo and her life was taken when she was involved in a head-on collision.

A total of four cars were involved in the crash, Rene’s Polo, two Mercedes trucks and a Hilux bakkie.

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Briefly.co.za was touched by how many involved in the SA sporting community took to social media to send their heartfelt messages of support to ex-Springbox Gysie and his family.

Former Springbok Theuns Stoffberg explained to Netwerk24:

"We heard about Rene's death from a group of former players who connect on WhatsApp, but don't know what happened. We sympathise with Gysie during these difficult times."

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SA rugby legens Toks van de Linde was also shocked by the incident:

“So sad to hear about Gysie Pienaar daughter who died in car crash this afternoon no words life is so short … My trane loop dink so baie aan die familie sjoe die lewe is kort”

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Source: Briefly News

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