Speedster kills Sri Lankan couple on Vanderbijlpark pavement

2016-03-13 11:36


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Cape Town – A night out with a friend ended in a gruesome death for a Sri Lankan couple when a speeding car ploughed into them as they strolled along a pavement in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng on Saturday, officials said.

The 26-year-old driver of the speeding BMW M4 also died at the scene, Gauteng Traffic Department spokesperson Obed Sibasa said on Sunday.

Sibasa said it appeared as if the driver lost control of the car and hit the couple, who were visiting a friend in the area.

They were walking on the pavement after leaving a restaurant when the accident happened, he said.

"The body of the female was in pieces. She was decapitated," he said.

Sibasa said according to witnesses, it appeared as if the driver was speeding in a 60km/h zone.

The 26-year-old was alone in the car, Sibasa said.

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