HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — Pedrie Wannenburg has been recognized because the sufferer of a deadly car crash involving a suspect in a police chase Friday in Texas.
Wannenburg, a beloved former rugby participant and coach, was killed in a crash on Greenhouse Street in Houston on Friday.
In response to reviews, a 16-year-old driver has been charged with homicide, reckless aggravated assault with critical bodily damage, and three counts of aggravated assault with bodily damage.
Wannenburg was working a car containing his spouse, Evett, their 8-year-old son, and 10-year-old daughter, when the car was hit by a teen who was fleeing from authorities. The chase suspect got here into contact with three automobiles in whole.
Two passengers inside the teenager suspect’s car have been unhurt within the crash.
Wannenburg was killed within the collision. His 8-year-old son was listed in essential situation at an space hospital. His spouse was additionally touring within the car, in response to a report. The younger lady’s situation was not supplied.
Wannenburg performed rugby union in South Africa and for groups in North America earlier than a training profession with the then-Austin Elite crew.
I’m shattered,haven’t any phrases, my pal Pedrie Wannenburg handed away in a automotive accident. His household was within the automotive with him. Devastating information RIP fantastic man. You may be missed a lot. My coronary heart goes out to Evett and the children. Retaining you in my coronary heart and prayers. pic.twitter.com/1elIZf8Gps
— Eugene (Loffie) Eloff (@LoffieEloff) April 23, 2022
Former teammate Stephen Farris referred to as Wannenburg a rugby legend.
“Pedrie was a legend of the sport and one of many nicest guys you may ever meet,” he tweeted. “Ideas are together with his spouse Evette and his younger youngsters.”