Speedster kills boys sleeping next to road
Johannesburg - Two teenage boys were killed when a car drove over them on the Vereeniging road near Potchefstroom on Thursday, North West police said.
"The two were allegedly hit by a speeding motor vehicle while sleeping on the road about 20km outside Potchefstroom," Lieutenant Colonel Lesego Metsi said.
The two, aged 16 and 17, and two other friends decided to sleep on the road in the hope that motorists would offer them a lift.
They were hitch-hiking from Potchefstroom to Boipatong in the Vaal area. A black or charcoal VW Jetta with unknown registration plates, travelling towards Vereeniging, drove over them, killing two instantly, around 03:00.
The other two were unhurt. The driver apparently only stopped to pick up his licence plate before fleeing the scene.
The names of deceased were being withheld until their families had been informed.