Free State speedster kills traffic cop

2010-05-11 12:54

A Free State traffic cop was killed near Odendaalsrus when she

tried to stop a speeding vehicle near Monyakeng.


Police spokesman Captain Stephen Thakeng said the woman was

monitoring motorists for speeding at Allanridge road next to Monyakeng, where

the speed limit was 80km/h.


“There was a vehicle travelling from Bothaville towards Welkom and

the speed trap showed the speeding driver was travelling at 146km/h.”


Thakeng said the traffic officer (35), indicated to the driver that

he should stop but she was hit by the speeding motorist.


The driver (34), was arrested for culpable homicide and

speeding.


He is expected to appear in the Odendaalsrus Magistrates Court

soon.


Police said the name of the traffic officer would be released soon

after her next of kin had been informed.

 

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