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Elderly couple killed in early morning crash

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It is believed the truck driver fled the scene and had to be brought back. He will appear in court on Monday to face culpable homicide charges.

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A TRUCK driver is expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court next week after the truck that he was driving collided into a vehicle, killing an elderly couple, during the early hours of Friday morning December 11.

The accident took place at the intersection between Green Street and North Circular Road.

Eyewitnesses said that they assisted in stopping the driver as he fled the scene.

Captain Olebogeng Tawana stated that according to preliminary investigations the truck driver drove into the vehicle in which the two elderly persons were travelling in.

“After the accident the truck driver failed to stop at the accident scene. The police had to chase after him and bring him back to the scene.”

He said the elderly man died on the scene while the elderly woman was taken to hospital after sustaining critical injuries.

“The elderly woman died in hospital.”

Tawana added that the accused was expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Monday December 14 on two charges of culpable homicide.