WATCH: What police have said after crash kills Pedrie Wannenburg

WATCH: What police have said after crash kills Pedrie Wannenburg

According to local news station KHOU-11, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a deputy had attempted to pull over a teenage suspect, only for the car to speed away.

The suspect eventually crashed into the back of Wannenburg’s car near an intersection.

Gonzalez further stated that the 41-year-old – along with his son Francois – was flown to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

His wife Evette and daughter Isabelle escaped serious injury.

Wannenburg, who played 99 consecutive matches for the Bulls between 2002 and 2010, had settled in the USA in 2016, when he became one of the first high-profile South Africans to play on the country’s professional circuit for the Denver Stampede.

His family then relocated to Austin, where he worked in refrigeration and coached at local club West Houston Lions.


Wannenburg played 20 Tests for the Springboks, making 20 starts and scoring three tries.

He made his Test debut at age 21 against France in Marseille in November 2002 and played his final test against the All Blacks in Christchurch in July 2007.

After his retirement in 2018, Wannenburg coached the Austin Elite Rugby side in North American Major League Rugby.

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