Community tragically loses four women in one day

The Hartbeespoort/Brits community lost four women in one day to gruesome accidents on Tuesday night.

Andrea Engelbrecht (26)
Jamy Lee Ferreira (32)
Maxine Coutinho (35)
Ponatshego Modisane (29)


Well-known hair stylist Jamy Lee Ferreira (32) and colleague Andrea Engelbrecht (26) of the Tinted Hair & Nail Studio in Schoemansville died near Brits when the bakkie they were driving in collided with a tree. The two young women were on their way to Andrea’s home in Bokfontein when the vehicle left the road on the R511 and crashed into a tree. Andrea was killed on impact and Jamy Lee died in hospital the same night.
Around the same time, Maxine Coutinho (35), a mother of two children, aged two and eight, lost her life in a collision on the R513 in De Wildt. She was alone in the vehicle and five people in the other vehicle were injured.
Ponatshego Modisane (29) of Sunway, a mother of two children aged five and nine, was killed on Tuesday just after 18:00 when she attempted to cross Beethoven Road. She was hit by a car and the impact threw her in front of another vehicle. She died on the scene. Ponatshego was a well-known face in Village Mall where she worked in a popular clothing store.
Community members have been expressing their shock and condolences about the tragic loss of the four young women on Facebook since Tuesday.
Details of memorial services are not yet available.

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