Rehoboth woman arrested for alleged fatal hit and run incident

A 48-year-old Rehoboth woman was arrested on Sunday for culpable homicide, reckless and or negligent driving and failure to assist the victim after an accident case reported on Saturday.

The Namibian Police Force's crime investigations coordinator for the Hardap Region, Deputy Commissioner Eric Clay on Sunday confirmed the arrest and said the suspect was arrested after she vanished from the accident scene.

It is alleged that the driver of a silver Toyota Tazz with a Rehoboth registration number, whose name cannot be revealed as she is yet to appear in court, came speeding in a street where children were playing.

According to earlier police reports, the children ran in different directions to escape the speeding vehicle, but the driver who could not handle the vehicle veered off the road and drove into a nearby yard through the fence and hit the child who ran into a zinc house, allegedly killing the child on the spot.

The driver then failed to assist the victim and vanished from the scene.

The deceased was identified as Danelle Mouton and her next of kin are informed.

A case of culpable homicide, reckless and or negligent driving and failure to assist the victim after an accident was opened against the suspect.

Police investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency