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Police appeal for leads after Butterworth woman killed in hit and run

Apr 16, 2018
Police appeal for leads after Butterworth woman killed in hit and run

Butterworth police are investigating cases of culpable homicide and failure to stop after an accident after a woman was killed in a hit and run incident.

"It is alleged that an 18-year-old woman was found by community members already dead on Saturday, at about 06:00, near Nkanini Village along N2 road, Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The 18-year-old deceased was identified as a young woman from Ceru Village, Butterworth.

"It is suspected and believed that she was hit by a vehicle that never stopped on Friday during the evening."

He said that the identity of the deceased will be released once her all family members are officially informed of her death.

"Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is requested to contact Butterworth Police at 047 401 1217."