Two killed in Butterworth accidents

2011-12-21 14:51

Two men were killed within the space of five hours in separate accidents in the Eastern Cape.

A man was killed when he was hit by a car on the N2 near Walter Sisulu University around 8.30pm last night, said police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha.

Police believe the man was 26 years old, but they were unable to identify him.

“A case of culpable homicide has been opened against the driver,” said Manatha.

Another 26-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a truck near the Zizamele informal settlement around 4pm.

“The deceased is known but his name is being withheld until his family members are informed of his death.”

The driver of the truck did not stop and police were looking for him.

“A case of culpable homicide and failing to stop after an accident have been opened,” said Manatha.

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