A DARK cloud fell over the police force after an officer attending to an accident scene was crushed to death by a haulage truck that rammed onto a stationary truck and police vehicle.

The horrific accident in which Constable Adam Mugwazo died, occurred on Tuesday in Cross Dete.

Cst Mugwazo who was once stationed in Victoria Falls before being transferred to Hwange, was recently moved to Dete Police Station in Hwange district and was stationed in the traffic department.

He and other policemen had gone to attend an accident scene involving a haulage truck in Cross Dete along the highway and while at the scene, he met his untimely death.

National police spokesperson Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident.