Alleged drunk driver kills three pedestrians near Outapi

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Outapi in the Omusati Region have opened a culpable homicide and drunken driving case after a driver ran over three pedestrians, including a toddler, with a Toyota Land Cruiser on Saturday.

Inspector Linekela Shikongo of the NamPol's Public Relations Unit in the region confirmed the incident to Nampa yesterday, which occurred around 20h00 at Okakwa location on the Outapi-Oshakati main road.

The two pedestrians died on the spot and the toddler who was allegedly on the back of the mother at the time of the accident, died on the way to the hospital.

Shikongo has identified the deceased as Selma Nakavilu Kahungu, 31, Helena Martha Aipanda, 38, and nine-month-old Loide Latenda Fillipus.

A 41-year-old driver who was allegedly driving while intoxicated, has been arrested in connection with the accident and is due to appear in the Outapi Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Source: Namibia Press Agency