“When the vehicle came to a standstill, three males and one female jumped out of the car and started running across the busy road.
“The driver of the vehicle attempted to evade arrest by jumping from the [M4] bridge which resulted in his death.
“One suspect, 23, was chased and arrested and taken to Livingstone Hospital due to injuries sustained. Another male suspect, 31, and [the] female suspect, 22, were also arrested,” Janse Van Rensburg said.
The suspects were arrested on charges of possession of suspected stolen vehicle, reckless and negligent driving and attempted murder.
Janse van Rensburg said that an inquest was opened for the death of the one suspect.
The suspects will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Monday.