The cop and her colleague had answered distress calls from motorists who witnessed a Mercedes Benz truck overturn near a petrol station in Athi River, Machakos County.
According to a police report filed at Kyumbi Police Station, the Mercedes Benz truck driver en route to Nairobi lost control and veered off his driving lane – some fifty minutes after midnight.
The truck rolled and overturned on the opposite side of the dual carriageway and spilt its contents in the middle of the highway.
A second car, a Nissan Sunny, was also involved in the accident a few minutes later after the driver hit the heap of spilt contents.
The unsuspecting driver, who was reported to have been speeding, also lost control and landed in a ditch in the centre of a road reserve.
Motorists who were alarmed by the multiple road crash called emergency service providers and also cautioned other oncoming drivers,
However, as the deceased and a male colleague rushed to save the occupants of the two crashed vehicles and to process the accident scene, a Mazda Atenza driver also hit the spilt contents and veered off the road.
â€œThe driver lost control and hit the corporal who died on the spot,â€ the police report stated.
The body was ferried to Machakos Level 5 Hospital morgue where a government pathologist was requested to conduct a postmortem.
The three vehicles were towed to Kyumbi Police Station for inspection and processing.
Officers from the police station, a sub-base commander and detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation visited and sealed off the accident scene as investigations into the incident commenced.