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Christian journalist killed in Chesapeake car crash

Pius Njawé (Photo : Jeune Afrique)

Pius Njawé, a Cameroonian Christian journalist and director of Le Messager newspaper as well as Le Messager Populi has died in an auto accident in Virgin, United States of America.

Njawe Pius Njawe of the Press Free Media Group was amongst three victims of the accident that involved a tractor and a disabled Lexus near the Bowers Hill.

Reports say the four-door, cream-colored 1994 Lexus sedan which was owned by a relative of Pius Njawe had become disabled in the left-centre lane of the four-lane highway.

The car was stopped and the driver reportedly stepped out to see what the problem was when the tractor-trailer, a 2000 Mack truck struck the rear end of the Lexus and pushed it several hundred meters.

The front-seat passenger (Pius Njawe) in the Lexus was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the Lexus was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with critical injuries.

The 53 years old Pius Njawe will be remember for his strong fight for press freedom in Africa since in 1979 after he founded Le Messager.

Elvis Teke

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